Volume 8, No. 2, In The Annals Of Ghanaian Elections
04 May, 2009
Ghana experienced its second peaceful transition of power from incumbent party to opposition party on January 7, 2009, when President John Kufuor of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) handed over the presidency to John Atta Mills of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). A new NDC-led parliament was also installed the same day. Already somewhat unique among new African democracies for remaining politically stable after four successful presidential and parliamentary elections (in 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004), the latest peaceful transfer of power confirmed Ghana’s place as a beacon of hope for democracy in Africa.