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Government & Politics Conventional form: Republic of Ghana Former: Gold Coast Digraph: GH Capital: ...

Government & Politics

Conventional form: Republic of Ghana
Former: Gold Coast
Digraph: GH
Capital: Accra
Independence: 6 March 1957 (from UK)
Type: Constitutional Democracy
Executive: President, cabinet
Legislative: Unicameral National Assembly
Judicial branch: Supreme Court

Constitution
No. 1 - 1956; suspended 24 February 1966
No. 2 - 1969; suspended 13 January 1972
No. 3 - 1979; suspended 31 December 1981
No. 4 - approved 28 April 1992 (operational)
Legal System
based on English common law and customary law;
has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction
National Holiday
March 6: Independence Day
July 1: Republic Day
..More
Elections
Presidential: held December 2008
Parliamentry: held December 2008
Suffrage: Universal at 18
Next: 2012
Member of: ACP, AfDB, C, CCC, ECA, ECOWAS, FAO, G-24, G-77, GATT, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, IDA, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, IMO, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IOC, IOM (observer), ISO, ITU, LORCS, MINURSO, NAM, OAU, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNIFIL, UNIKOM, UNPROFOR, UNTAC, UPU, WCL, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

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