The president is elected using the two-round system, whilst the 275 members of Parliament will be elected in single-member constituencies using first-past-the-post voting.
Voters must be Ghanaian citizens at least 18 years old, although those declared insane are disenfranchised. Parliamentary candidates must be Ghanaian citizens at least 21 years old, and either be resident in their constituency or have lived there for at least five of the ten years prior to the election.
Potential presidential candidates are;
Convention People’s Party
- Samia Nkrumah, first woman to head a major Ghanaian political party, daughter of the first President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah, current chairperson of the Convention People’s Party
National Democratic Congress
- John Dramani Mahama, incumbent President
New Patriotic Party
- Nana Akufo-Addo, NPP candidate for President (2008 and 2012)
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) held their primaries on Saturday and Sunday, November 21-22 2015 across the country to elect their parliamentary candidates for the 2016 general elections
Here are the well known personalities who were victorious in their quest to represent their communities. Click “Continue Reading” to see them