ElectionGudie

Dec. 7, 2012 Held

11,225,188
Voted
Ghana

Republic of Ghana

Election for Ghanaian Parliament

Results

78%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:11,225,188
Valid Votes:11,042,104
Invalid Votes:183,084

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

New Patriotic Party 123 - 5,248,862

47.53%

National Democratic Congress 148 - 5,127,671

46.44%

Progressive People’s Party - - 187,402

1.70%

Convention People’s Party - - 81,114

0.73%

People’s National Convention 1 - 67,370

0.61%

United Front Party - - 3,322

0.03%

Great Consolidated Popular Party - - 653

0.01%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 275 seats in the Parliament

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President John Dramani MAHAMA *
  • Head of Government: President John Dramani MAHAMA
  • Assembly: Ghana has a unicameral Parliament with 275 seats.

* If no candidate wins a majority (50 percent + 1 majority vote) in the first round, then a run-off election occurs on December 28.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by majority vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Parliament 275 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 25,544,565 (2012)
  • Registered Voters: 14,158,890 (December 2012 *Voters were registered in 2012 using a biometric system.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 12,887,808 (2012)

·         Is Ghana a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Ghana ratified CEDAW: Yes (2 January 1985)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 30 (following the 2012 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 140 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Ghana a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Ghana ratified CRPD: Yes (31 July 2012)

·         Population with a disability: 3,831,684 (est.)