Volume 5, No. 4, In The Annals Of Democracy
13 December, 2004
The December 2004 polls marked a key milestone in Ghana?s democratic process. It passed peacefully and smoothly for the most part. The outcome of the polls, which has been broadly accepted by the public, holds great prospect for Ghanaian democratization. With just a little over half (52 %) of the popular vote, John Agyekum Kufuor, the President of the 4th administration of the 4th Republic has secured a firm mandate to govern. But that mandate has to be tempered by the large minority (over 44%) that voted for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate, John Evans Atta Mills.