The 1996 general elections and democratic consolidation in Ghana

Publisher: Dept. of Political Science, University of Ghana in Legon [Ghana]

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Joseph R.A. Ayee.
ContributionsAyee, Joseph R. A., 1952-, University of Ghana. Dept. of Political Science.
LC ClassificationsJQ3039.A15 A135 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 540 p. ;
Number of Pages540
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL144639M
ISBN 109988788800
LC Control Number99889674

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The United Party (Ghana) was a branch of the NLM and they worked together. Kwame Nkrumah was the leader of the CPP, which won the general elections of , and He became the first president of Ghana when it gained independence from the British Empire in In , Ghana became a republic and four years later, it became a one. Elections in Indonesia have taken place since to elect a a national level, Indonesian people did not elect a head of state – the president – until Since then, the president is elected for a five-year term, as are the member People's Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat, DPR), the seat Regional Representative Council (Dewan Perwakilan Daerah), in. The Party System and Party Politics in Zambia: Continuities Past, Present and Future system's likely contribution to democratic transition and consolidation in Zambia beyond the general elections. 2 Introduction the opposition in parliamentary by-elections since the controversial general election of Cited by:   On Dec. 7, , Ghanaians are scheduled to vote in the country’s seventh general election since the return of multiparty politics in , when Ghana transitioned from military to .

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General elections and democratic consolidation in Ghana. Legon [Ghana]: Dept. of Political Science, University of Ghana, [between and ] (OCoLC) The December General Elections in Ghana Joseph R A Ayee Department of Political Science, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana Introduction Ghana is one of the few countries in Africa that has had significant experiences with democratic political by: The paper submits that despite the fact that most of the conditions that fuel democratic consolidation exist in Ghana, the country is now on the second step of the democratic consolidation ladder Author: Thomas Prehi Botchway.

Following a democratic transition inGhana has made significant efforts to promote a liberal democratic culture and system of government.

This paper provides an analysis of the extent to Author: Peter Arthur. In the light of the successful and peaceful outcome of the December elections in Ghana, inclusive of the second transfer of power between political parties since the return to democratic rule. Rejected Ballots and Democratic Consolidation in Ghana’s Fourth Republic.

Login. Following the successful conduct of the general elections that led to a peaceful transfer of power from the ruling party to the opposition, Ghana’s respect and democratic credentials in Africa and among the international community has further boosted.

lost the election to the NPP. This was the first democratic change of government in Ghana’s Fourth Republic, and the election of John Evans Atta Mills in the elec-tions consolidated this achievement. In international terms, Ghana’s elections contrast-ed sharply with the elections that had preceded themFile Size: KB.

The Consolidation of Democracy in Ghana: The General Elections in Perspective by Evans Aggrey-Darkoh Octo Ghana's Elections 0 Comments In DecemberGhanaians went to the polls for the sixth time under the Fourth Republic to elect a president and lawmakers.

Despite Ghana’s widely respected democratic credentials, key. political parties have been the bedrock for Ghana’s democratic transition and consolidation processes, there are a number of key issues such as internal party democracy and candidate selection processes that needed to be resolved by the political parties in order to strengthen Ghana’s democratic consolidation process.

The Pros and Cons of Electoral Processes Encompassing Democracy in Ghana. The General Elections and Democratic Consolidation in Ghana progress has been made towards democratic.

Introduction: Ghana is one of the few countries in Africa that has had significant experiences with democratic political life. It operated as a democracy during the pre-independence internal self. Ghana is a 'beacon of hope' in Africa for its democratic laurels since it entered into multi party democratic elections in However, this enterprise have come along with its own effects (positive and negative) including Election related Violence.

Election File Size: 2MB. Ghana succeeded in changing government through the ballot box for the first in when the National Patriotic Party (NPP) emerged a winner in the general elections and took the political. of democratic consolidation to encompass all the features needed to improve the overall quality of democracy (Linz & Stepan, ), it is from Diamond's (, ) conceptualization of democratic consolidation that this paper seeks to assess the progress and challenges to democratic consolidation in Ghana after a peaceful third turnover andFile Size: KB.

Elections in Ghana gives information on election and election results in Ghana. Ghana elects on national level a head of state, the president, and a legislature. The president is elected for a four-year term by the people.

The Parliament of Ghana has members, elected for a four-year term in single-seat constituencies. The presidential election is won by having more than 50% of valid votes cast.

This book has been cited by the following publications. Elections in Ghana Indian Council for Africa. Ayee, Richard. The General Elections and Democratic Consolidation in Ghana. University of Legon.

Ayee, Richard. Cited by:   Foreign donors expended over $23 million on micro-managing the December Ghanaian elections in an attempt to ensure that the process was technically ‘free and fair’. Owing partly to this expenditure and partly to the efficiency and impartiality of the Electoral Commission, the conduct of the elections was in fact remarkably technically Cited by: The main objective of this paper is to examine Nigeria elections and its impact on democratic consolidation.

Elections and electoral processes are fundamental to the workings of every democratic setting of the modern state. Elections are the major hallmark of a democratic Size: KB. democratic success stories have largely been associated with the autonomy-enhancing institutional design and leadership of the Electoral Commission of Ghana (ECG), which engender a degree of public confidence and trust.

The elections, however, produced an ominous twist in the hitherto sacrosanct nature of democratic legitimacy in by: 3. Cambridge Core - Comparative Politics - Competitive Authoritarianism - by Steven LevitskyCited by: Earlier works on elections, democracy and democratic consolidation in Ghana like that of Gyimah-Boadi () discussed Ghana's transition to constitutional rule.

Other scholars such as Ayee, (); Ayee, (); Smith, b; Daddieh, ; Gyimah-Boadi,; Alidu, ) have also examined the, and presidential and. Rejected ballots and Democratic Consolidation in Ghana’s Fourth Republicinterval between and the previous national election in Table 1below gives a pictorial representation of the situation:The Elections - In the general elections however, there was adecrease in the number of rejected ballots.

Questions however exist as to the nature of democracy and its relationship with elections and democratic consolidation in new democracies in Africa.

Since the founding elections, Ghana has witnessed five other elections and two alternations in power. This extremely close election affirms Ghana’s democratic development, with all helped to ensure continued democratic consolidation. This commitment continued in the immediate post-election period when, even with the race so tight and Ghana’s Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is a centre-right and liberal conservative party in the democratization of Ghana init has been one of the two dominant parties in Ghana politics; its leading rival being the centre-left National Democratic Congress (NDC).

John Kufuor of the NPP was President of Ghana from to At the elections held on 7 Decemberthe party won Colors: Red, White, Blue.

concluded general elections have been described by observers (both local and international) as the best election conducted in the history of Nigeria’s electoral process, theand elections were characterized by electoral malpractices which portends danger to democratic consolidation in Size: KB.

1 General elections were held in,and 2 In the election that resulted in a transfer of power from the NDC to the NPP, the sitting government led by Jerry Rawlings was not eligible, per Ghana’s Constitution, to stand for re-election because. PDF generated: 04 FebThis complete constitution has been generated from excerpts of texts from the repository of the Comparative Constitutions Project, and distributed on   Ghana’s Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO), a consortium of civil society groups, will conduct a Parallel Vote Tabulation to independently verify the election results.

The general election was unprecedented in the annals of the country because for the first time an entrenched and incumbent party was defeated at the polls, and the country witnessed a peaceful alternation of power between contending political parties thereby fulfilling one of the preconditions for democratic by: 2.

The Africa Portal is a research repository and an expert analysis hub on African affairs. Questions however exist as to the nature of democracy and its relationship with elections and democratic consolidation in new democracies in Africa.

Since the founding elections, Ghana has witnessed five other elections and two alternations in power.of Nigerian elections nose-dives with successive elections, as was the case with theand general elections. Though longstanding, the deepening crisis of electoral governance in Nigeria has recently assumed epidemic proportions, creating an urgent need for electoral reform.

Over the years Nigerian electionsCited by: 6.