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Ghana has elected Nana Akufo-Addo as its new president

Akufo-Addo won convincingly this time with 53.85% of the vote, according to Ghana’s Electoral Commission. The incumbent, Mahama won just 44.4%.

Mahama, despite touting several infrastructure projects, lost out in an election that shaped up to be a referendum on his handling of the economy. Under Mahama, Ghana’s economy, affected by a global crash in commodity prices, has stuttered to its slowest growth rate in more than two decades. Akufo-Addo consistently cited the handling of the economy as a reason to vote out the incumbent. FULL STORY



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