Ghana's presidental poll begins despite ruling party's boycott

Voting opened on Friday in the final constituency in Ghana's decisive presidential run-off despite a boycott by the ruling party.

Ghana's presidental poll begins despite ruling party's boycott

Voting opened on Friday in the final constituency in Ghana's decisive presidential run-off despite a boycott by the ruling party, which is trailing narrowly in the election and tried to have the ballot postponed.

A Reuters witness saw electors start casting ballots at a polling station in Nsawkaw, the main town of Tain district, which was unable to vote in last Sunday's nationwide run-off due to polling problems. Tain's votes will decide the close race.

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), which lost control of parliament in last month's parliamentary elections, had tried to have Friday's voting in Tain postponed for security reasons and said on Thursday it would not take part in the vote.

Reuters
Last Mod: 02 Ocak 2009, 11:11
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