Ghana election enters second day

  • Ghana’s election for a new president and parliament has entered its second day following technical glitches that led to long delays in some areas.

    Flaws in a new biometric voting system resulted in many being unable to cast their ballots on Friday.

    The contest is expected to be tight between the two main candidates, incumbent President John Dramani Mahama and opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo.

    Results could be in as early as Sunday.

    A second round is expected to take place on December 28 if no candidate wins an outright majority.

    Mahama took over as president after John Atta Mills passed away in July. His National Democratic Congress is also defending a marginal parliamentary majority.