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November 7 now Ghana’s Official Election Date

November 7 now Ghana’s Official Election Date

Ghana’s Parliament has gazetted a bill that will allow Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Ghana to be held on November 7, 2016 as against the usual December 7  voting date.

The bill passed by Parliament and assented to by President John Dramani  Mahama which amends article 112(4) of the Constitution will make provision for parliamentary elections to be held well ahead of the expiration of the tenure of Parliament to ensure an effective and smooth transition.

The Electoral Reforms Committee comprised representatives of the Electoral Commission (EC) proposed the change in the date for the conduct of general elections from December 7, to the first Monday of November in an election year.

‘The committee specified that the general elections should be held on every first Monday of November in an election year in order to have elections on a specific day instead of having elections on a specific date.

According to the committee, holding presidential and parliamentary elections in November would allow for sufficient time between elections and the handing over of power to an incoming government. This would also ensure a smooth transition and reduce acrimony as well as prevent the chaotic situation whereby former Ministers of State are recalled to provide information to the in-coming Government on matters of the State,’ the bill signed by the Attorney -General and Minister for Justice Marrietta Brew Appiah-Opong said.

Read Details of the bill Below;

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