Published December 09, 2012
ACCRA, Ghana – Preliminary results from Ghana's presidential poll indicate a tight race between President John Dramani Mahama and opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo.
Results published Sunday by Ghana's electoral body show Akufo-Addo in the lead by about 2 percent, but only 117 out of 275 constituencies had been officially reported by noon on Sunday.
People in Ghana's capital, Accra, have been glued to their radios since Friday night as local media announce results from polling stations. One private radio station has already predicted a win for Mahama, and people have celebrated in the streets, but official results could be days away.
International observers endorsed Ghana's presidential and parliamentary elections despite delays at polling stations that pushed voting into a second day Saturday.