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Vol. 6, No. 6: Abuse Of Incumbency, State Administrative Resources, And Political corruption In Elec
Vol. 6, No. 6: Abuse Of Incumbency, State Administrative Resources, And Political corruption In Elec
06 December, 2004

The political campaigns were in full gear when the previous abuse of incumbency reports were released in October and November 2004. Incumbents and challengers alike were busy seeking to convince the electorate that they were the person for the job. In this atmosphere of intense contestation, it is not surprising that some candidates and journalists attempted to make political capital out of some of the incidents cited in these reports. The reports were sometimes misinterpreted to suggest that abuse of incumbency was rife in the NPP administration or that abuse of incumbency under the NPP administration was worse than under the previous administration. owever, the Center for Democratic Development (CDD) had a different purpose in mind for compiling the reports.

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