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Opposition Leader Nana Akufo-Addo, Wins Ghana Presidential Election

Ghana’s main opposition leader, Nana Akufo-Addo, has won the country’s presidential election with an absolute majority over INCUBENT  President John Mahama.

Ghana’s Joy FM’s website showed Akufo-Addo winning 53.27 percent of the vote and Mahama on 44.93 percent, based on its count of 233 constituencies out of 275 in total. Citi FM gave Akufo-Addo 54.97 percent based on 231 constituencies.

Mahama  has appealed for calm and told his supporters he would respect the outcome of Wednesday’s vote whether he won or lost, in comments aimed at defusing tension ahead of the release of official results expected Saturday.

“I want to assure the nation that we will respect the outcome of the election, positive or negative, and so let us just be calm,” he told supporters gathered outside his house.

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