New Patriotic Party
The New Patriotic Party is the ruling liberal party in Ghana and one of two dominant parties in Ghanaian politics. The party is centrist, but is considered to be more liberal than its leading rival, the National Democratic Congress. It supplies President John Agyekum Kufuor. At the last elections, held on 7 December 2004, the party won 129 out of 230 seats.Its candidate, John Kufuor was re-elected president with 52.75% of the vote. He dedicated this victory to his loyal aide Kofi Tetebo. The party symbol is the elephant and the party colors are red, white, and blue.
National Chairman: Peter MacManu
First National Vice: Chairman Stephen Ntim
Second Vice Chairman: Mrs Agnes Adzo Okudzeto
Third Vice Chairman: Mr Edmund Annan
National Treasurer: Mr Michael Dugau
National Organiser: Lord Commey
National Democratic Congress
The National Democratic Congress is a social democratic political party in Ghana, founded by former President Jerry Rawlings, who first came to power in a coup d'état in 1979, remaining President for 19 years(31/12/1981-7/01/2001). The NDC was formed ahead of elections in 1992 and 1996 which returned Rawlings to power. Rawlings' second term ended in 2001. His Vice-President, John Atta-Mills, came second in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, winning 44.6% of the vote on the second occasion. In the general elections held on 7 December 2004, the party won 94 out of 230 seats.
On December 21, 2006, Atta-Mills was overwhelmingly elected by the NDC as its candidate for the 2008 presidential election with a majority of 81.4%, or 1,362 votes. Ekwow Spio-Garbah was second with 8.7% (146 votes), Alhaji Mahama Iddrisu was third with 8.2% (137 votes), and Eddie Annan was fourth with 1.7% (28 votes). In April 2008, John Mahama was chosen as the party's vice-presidential candidate.
The NDC's party symbol is an umbrella with a parrot's head on top. Party colors are red, white, green, and black. The NDC is a consultative member of the Socialist International.
Convention Peoples Party
The Convention People's Party (CPP) is a socialist political party in Ghana, based on the ideas of former President Kwame Nkrumah.
The CPP was formed in 1949 by Kwame Nkrumah to campaign for independence and ruled from 1957 to 1966.
During the latter part of the CPP rule, the constitution was changed to make it the only legal party in Ghana, making the nation a one-party state.
The party was banned after the February 24, 1966 coup d'état. Parties following in its tradition have used various names.
People's National Convention
The People's National Convention is a political party in Ghana.
At the last elections, 7 December 2004, the party was part of the Grand Coalition, that won 4 out of 230 seats. Edward Mahama, candidate of the Grand Coalition won 1.9% of the vote at the presidential elections.
Progressive People Party
United Front Party
Great Consolidated Peoples Party
The Great Consolidated Popular Party is a political party in Ghana. At the last elections, 7 December 2004, the party was part of the Grand Coalition that won 4 out of 230 seats. Dr. Edward Mahama, candidate of the Grand Coalition won 1.9% of the vote in the presidential elections.
2012 Presidential Candidates