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Politics of Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Source: GNA

Statistics of Mills' victory

Accra, Jan. 7, GNA - Professor John Evans Atta Mills of National Democratic Congress (NDC) won a tight race to emerge president of the Fifth Government of the Fourth Republic.

He won the run-off on December 28 after the first round proved inconclusive.

The Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan declared Prof. Atta Mills, 64, based on the following statistics arising out of the conduct of the runoff.

The following are the statistics of the election. Number of votes obtained:

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo 4,480,446 49.77%

Professor John Evans Atta Mills 4,521,032 50.23%

Total valid votes cast - 9,001,478

Total rejected votes - 92,886

Total votes cast - 9,094,364

Total registered voters - 12,472,758

Total percentage turn out - 72.91%

Percentage rejected votes - 1.02%

In the first round, Nana Akufo-Addo obtained 4,159,439 votes, representing 49.13 per cent of the votes while Former Vice President John Evans Atta Mills garnered 4,056,634 votes, representing 47.92 per cent of the votes cast in 229 out of the 230 constituencies. The results of the Akwatia Constituency in the Eastern Region are outstanding. Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom of Convention People's Party (CPP) had 113,494 votes representing 1.34 per cent; Dr Edward Mahama of People's National Convention (PNC) got 73,494 votes representing 0.87 per cent; while Emmanuel Ansah-Antwi of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) had 27,889 votes representing 0.33 per cent.

The others were: Kwesi Amoafo-Yeboah, Independent, received 19,342 votes, representing 0.23 per cent; Thomas Nuako Ward-Brew of Democratic People's Party (DPP) had 8,653 votes representing 0.10 per cent with Kwabena Adjei of Reformed Patriotic Democrats (RPD) getting 6,889 votes representing 0.08 per cent.

Total valid vote was 8,465,834 while the total vote cast was 8,671,272 out of which 205,438 representing 2.4 per cent were rejected. The EC said 12,472,758 people registered for the polls, adding that the voter turnout was 69.52. 7 Jan. 09

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