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Ghana presidential vote to be rerun in single area

Ghana presidential vote to be rerun in single area

Electoral officials in Ghana said Tuesday they will rerun an extraordinarily tight presidential vote in a single disputed constituency that could end up deciding the West African nation's next leader.
Electoral Commission chairman Kwadwo Afari-Gyan said the new ballot would be held Jan. 2 in Tain in western Ghana, where about 53,000 people were registered to vote. He did not say what caused the vote to be delayed there, but Electoral Commissioner Eunice Roberts told The Associated Press there had been a shortage of ballots.
Afari-Gyan said the latest results from Sunday's second round race showed opposition leader John Atta Mills with a narrow lead with 50.13 percent of counted ballots, or 4,501,466 votes, compared with 49.87 percent, or 4,478,411 votes, for ruling party candidate Nana Akufo-Addo.


Updated : 2021-02-26 09:52 GMT+08:00