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Politics of Monday, 3 December 2012

Source: GNA

More than 1,300 candidates to contest 275 seats in parliament

The Electoral Commission (EC) accepted the nominations of 1,332 candidates to contest the December 7 parliamentary election when nominations closed, but some candidates have since pulled out.

     According to statistics from the EC, 1,198 candidates are men while 134 are women.

     Upper West Region has the lowest number of women candidates with only five of them being nominated while Greater Accra has the highest number of women with 34.

     Ashanti Region has the highest number of candidates at 228 while Upper West has the lowest at 60 candidates.

     Ashanti Region has the highest number of constituencies at 47 while the Upper West has the least at 11.

     The following is the breakdown of candidates and the number of the constituencies and candidates.

 

Region                         Constituencies             Male                Female             Total

 Central                        23                                92                    15                    107

Western                       26                                99                    12                    111

Brong Ahafo               29                                123                    6                    129

Eastern                        33                                140                  12                    152

Upper East                  15                                  57                    6                      63

Greater Accra              34                                168                  34                    202

Volta                             26                                114                  11                    125

Ashanti                        47                                202                  26                    228

Northern                      31                                148                    7                    155

Upper West                 11                                  55                    5                      60

National Total             275                              1,198               134                  1,332

 



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