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General News of Thursday, 10 November 2016


Ghana should adopt Electoral College system - Kofi Bentil

Ghana must reform its electoral processes and implement a system similar to the Electoral College which is practised in the United States of America, IMANI Ghana Vice President Kofi Bentil has suggested.

Republican Donald Trump's presidential victory came via obtaining more votes from the Electoral College, even though his contender Hillary Clinton garnered greater popular votes.

The United States Electoral College is the body that elects the president and vice president of the United States every four years. Citizens of the United States do not directly elect the president or the vice president; instead they choose ‘electors’ who usually pledge to vote for particular candidates.

In a post on his Facebook wall on Thursday, November 10, Mr Bentil indicated that Ghana should have such a system.

Read his full post below