Ghana Presidential Elections 2016 Results Dates Candidates Opinion Parliamentary Voting Live Exit Poll winner

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Ghana Presidential Parliamentary Elections 2016 Results Dates Opinion/Exit Poll winner Republic of Ghana

Ghanaian general election Schedule 2016

General elections held in Ghana on 7 Dec 2016 to elect a President and Members of Parliament. This year’s parliamentary and presidential elections, like the previous ones, would be held on December 7

Read More: Detailed  Election Results By Constituency

Read More: Detailed  Election Results By Region

Get Ghana Election Results By Region Constituency Live 
Western Region Greater Accra Region
Volta Region  Eastern Region
Upper West Region Central Region 
Upper East Region Brong Ahafo Region
Northern Region Ashanti Region

Final Results Tally – NPP is ahead in Presidential and Parliamentary Results

Ghana Final Presidential Election Results Vote Count ( All 275 Constituencies counted)

Nana Akufo-Addo declared winner.

Candidate Party Votes %
Nana Akufo-Addo New Patriotic Party (NPP) 5716026 53.85
John Dramani Mahama National Democratic Congress (NDC) 4713277 44.4

Read More: Detailed Presidential Election Results Here  


Ghana Parliamentary Election Results 2016   

237 seats declared till now of 275

Title Party Seats
New Patriotic Party NPP 153
National Democratic Congress NDC 84

Read More: Detailed Parliamentary Election Results Here


Ghana Parliamentary Election Results and Vote Count by Region  

Region NPP Seats NDC Seats Total Seats
Ashanti Region 42 3 45
Brong Ahafo Region 19 9 28
Central Region 17 4 21
Eastern Region 24 3 27
Greater Accra Region 18 12 30
Northern Region 10 11 21
Upper East Region 3 12 15
Upper West Region 4 4 8
Volta Region 1 17 18
Western Region 15 9 24
Total 153 84 237


Live Updates: Ghana general election 2016 

  1. The two Nanas vote in Ghanaian electionOne is a man, the other a woman.
  2. Vice President, @KBAmissahArthur to vote at midday at Accra High School polling station.
  3. 392 prisoners are expected to cast their ballots.
  4. Opposition chief on his way to his home region to cast his vote. President also expected in his constituency to vote
  5. Voting begins at Akumajay Polling station ( Odododiodio Constituency). 769 are expected to vote.
  6. Ghana’s electoral commission has assured the public that everything is in place for the December 7 general elections scheduled to begin at 0700 GMT.
  7. 15,712,499 registered voters are expected to vote for seven presidential candidates and 1,158 parliamentary candidates at 28,992 polling stations nationwide on Wednesday.
  8. Charlotte Osei chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana said 148,000 election officials have been deployed and 64,000 security personnel have been stationed around the country to ensure security.
  9. Among other security measures put in place on election day are the ban on sale of alcohol within 500 metres of a polling station, ban on use of mortorbikes within 400 metres of a polling station.

  10. Also, bags, purses, pens, mobile phones, food and drinks are disallowed in the ballot screen, the EC chair emphasized.

  11. Over 400 foreign observers and over 12,000 local observers will actively monitor the process.

  12. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote Wednesday, then the two leading candidates will go forward to a runoff election on Dec. 28. 

  13. Ghanaians will also be casting their vote to decide who will take up the parliament’s 275 seats.Ben Ephson's opinion polls indicate that the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) will win the majority of the 275 seats.

Facts & Figures

Voting population 15,712,499 
28,992 Polling Stations
275 Constituency Collation Centres 
1 National Collation Centre
7 Presidential candidates (1 Female)
1,158 Parliamentary candidates (136 Females)

Ghanaian general election Details 2016 

  1. The president is elected using the two-round system, whilst the 275 members of Parliament will be elected in single-member constituencies using first-past-the-post voting.
  2. Eligible voters must be Ghanaian citizens who are at least 18 years old, although those declared insane are disenfranchised. Parliamentary candidates must be Ghanaian citizens at least 21 years old, and either be resident in their constituency or have lived there for at least five of the ten years prior to the election
  3. Social media initiative like #GhanaDecides will track live election updates.
  4. On average 66% of citizens in Ghana have voted in elections since independence and new technologies are expected to  increase this figure.
  5. Citizens can also check their registration details by SMS using a shortcode established by Ghana's Electoral Commission.

Description of government structure of Ghana:

  • Chief of State: President John Dramani MAHAMA
  • Head of Government: President John Dramani MAHAMA
  • Assembly: Ghana has a unicameral Parliament with 275 seats.

Ghana Elections Opinion Poll

According to the latest Opinion Poll Mahama's National Democratic Congress is ahead of New Patriotic Party.

Poll source Date Mahama Akufo-Addo
    NDC NPP
Ben Ephson 28-Nov-16 52.40% 45.90%
Ben Ephson Oct-16 50.80% 47.50%

Candidates

Potential presidential candidates
Convention People's Party National Democratic Congress New Patriotic Party National Democratic Party
Ivor Greenstreet John Dramani Mahama Nana Akufo-Addo Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings
  Kwesi Amissah-Arthur Mahamudu Bawumia
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