Ghana President John Dramani Mahama is likely to win the presidential election against his rival Nana Akufo-Addo.
According tp local media Mahama held a slim lead over Akufo-Addo. on Sunday with nearly all votes counted
Privately owned Joy News television, based on provisional results from
261 of 275 districts, said Mahama had 50.03 percent and Akufo-Addo 48.05
The station added that "Mahama is the likely president-elect of Ghana,"
however the electoral commission had not made any declaration.
It based its finding on trends of already tallied votes in addition to
an analysis of outstanding districts, it said. It also reported that
turnout was at 81 percent.
Ghana's presidential and parliamentary polls were held on Friday, but
polling stations in some areas re-opened on Saturday after a new
biometric system and late delivery of materials led to delays.
The stakes are especially high in a nation with a booming economy
fuelled by a new and expanding oil industry. Ghana is also seeking to
further burnish its credentials as a stable democracy in turbulent West