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Briefing paper

BP18: Sustained support for democracy in Ghana

Afrobarometer Briefing Paper No. 18
6 Aug 2005 Ghana
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Nearly 13 years ago, Ghana embarked on a peaceful transition to democratic governance. Popular enthusiasm and participation in highly competitive multiparty elections have since sustained that process. The third democratic elections in 2000 produced an alternation in office, with Mr. John Agyekum Kufuor of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) capturing the presidency from the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and his party winning a parliamentary majority. The NPP electoral victory was repeated in December 2004 with the party increasing its parliamentary majority as well. This Briefing Paper reports results on these topics of a Round 3 Afrobarometer survey of adult Ghanaians conducted in March 2005.