Ghana opposition leader wins presidential election, radio stations say

akufoGhanaian presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) speaks during a press conference at his private home in Accra, Ghana December 8, 2016. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Ghana’s main opposition leader, Nana Akufo-Addo, has won the West African country’s presidential election with an absolute majority over President John Mahama, two influential private radio stations said on Friday.

Ghana is a beacon of democracy in a region that has seen a series of civil wars and coups with a record of peaceful elections in which power has alternated between two main parties.

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SOURCE: Reuters News Agency

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