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General News of Friday, 11 November 2016

Source: YEN

IEA presidential debate set for November 22

The long-awaited presidential debate finally comes off on November 22 according to the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA).

Director of Advocacy and Programmes at the IEA, Karen Hendrickson said her outfit is currently in talks with the stakeholders and political parties to ensure a smooth debate.

“I can tell you that our first debate is going to be in Accra on the November 22, and it is going to be at the Kempinski Hotel and our second debate will be on November 29, at the Best Western hotel in Takoradi,” she said.
By the announcement of the Electoral Commission Wednesday, the 2016 presidential election will have seven aspirants on the ballot paper.

They are New Patriotic Party (NPP); Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) President John Mahama, Convention People’s Party’s (CPP) Ivor Kobina Greenstreet and an independent candidate, Jacob Yeboah.

The rest are the flagbearers of the Progressive People’s Party, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom; the National Democratic Party’s Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, and the People’s National Convention’s Edward Mahama.

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