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Ghana Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, 7 December 2012

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The Report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for the Ghana Presidential and Parliamentary elections, held 7 December 2012. The Group was led by HE Dr Pakalitha Mosisili, MP, former Prime Minister of Lesotho, and comprised thirteen eminent persons in total.



The Group found that the elections were credible and highlighted the role of the Electoral Commission. It offered a series of recommendations to help improve some technical aspects of the process and also the environment in which elections occur.

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Election Campaign and Media

The 2012 election campaign in Ghana was held in a largely peaceful environment, though there were reports of isolated violent incidents. Basic freedoms of association, movement and assembly were generally respected. The Electoral Commission of Ghana worked with the various political parties to agree on the schedule for campaigns.

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