New Patriotic Party

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New Patriotic Party

The New Patriotic Party is the liberal democratic party in Ghana and one of two dominant parties in Ghanaian politics. The party is center-right, its ...

The New Patriotic Party is the liberal democratic party in Ghana and one of two dominant parties in Ghanaian politics. The party is center-right, its leading rival being the National Democratic Congress[citation needed]. It supplied former president John Agyekum Kufuor. At the elections, held on 7 December 2004, the party won 129 out of 230 seats.The NPP candidate was John Kufuor, who was re-elected president with 52.75% of the vote. The party symbol is the elephant and the party colors are red, white, and blue. The New Patriotic Party Ministers made a speech at the 2008 Conservative Party Conference.

Later in that year, the NPP candidate, Nana Akuffo-Addo lost the elections in a closely contested run off. With Akuffo-Addo receiving 49.77% of the votes, versus 50.23% of the votes going to Atta Mills, the NDC flag bearer.

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