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Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo wins second term

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Mayelinne De Lara
Mayelinne De Lara
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Monday, 7 December 2020, Accra, Republic of Ghana: Incumbent President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo was re-elected in the first round of general elections with a percentage of 51.30% for his New Patriotic Party. Having reached over fifty percent of the cast votes, President Akufo-Addo (b. 29 March 1944) is considered the winner without a need for a second round for him to be installed another final presidential term. As the country’s fifth president he is the head of state and government and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. President Akufo-Addo’s first term began on 7 January 2017.

The President of Ghana resides at Jubilee House in Accra. According to the Ghanaian constitution the president must be sworn in by the country’s Chief Justice at Independence Square located in the capital with the participation of members of the state’s citizenry. 

President Akufo-Addo is married to First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo (née Griffiths-Randolph), and sired five daughters. 

Nana Akufo-Addo’s policies have been focusing on providing state-financed education, increasing the country’s health through sports and awareness of malignant diseases, foreign investment and the development of Ghanaian infrastructure. 


For further information: 
Presidency of Ghana: http://www.presidency.gov.ghhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_Ghana
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Nana Akufo-Addo – Picture by Graham Carlow, UK Department for International Development. Picture licenced through Wikipedia Commons

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