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Ghana opposition seeks to overturn Akufo-Addo’s election win

Ghana’s relatively peaceful election on December 7 saw incumbent Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) declared the winner with 51.59% of the vote, ahead of his main challenger, former president John Mahama of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) , who received 47.37%. While defeated candidates normally concede in Ghana, Mahama on Wednesday petitioned the Supreme Court to overturn the results. The NDC organized protests to call for a rejection of the 2020 presidential vote ‘Rigged’ election? The elections saw violence that killed at least five people, in what is considered one of West Africa’s most stable democracies. Sporadic street protests by NDC …

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