The candidate of Ghana’s ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, has pulled ahead in the count from Sunday’s presidential election. He holds slightly more than 49% of the vote with more than half of the precincts in Ghana tabulated but a run-off may still be held.

ghana-leadsJohn Atta Mills of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) trails him by slightly more than 2%. President John Kufuor, 70, steps down in January having served two terms.

Turnout was high for the peaceful vote, which was given a clean bill of health by a 200-member international observation team. The opposition NDC has accused the electoral commission of planning to declare victory for the governing party with the support of the military.



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