December 7, 2008

ENDING EVERYWHERE:

Ghanaians pray for peaceful poll (Will Ross, 12/07/08, BBC News)

Several groups of local and international observers are keeping a close eye on events in Ghana hoping the continent can be given a democratic boost after the shambolic polls in Kenya, Zimbabwe and Nigeria.

"We need good elections in Ghana," said the African Union's chief observer, Salim Ahmed Salim, at a polling station in Accra.

"They have had four elections now and they have been done very well and this will be seen as a consolidation of the democratic process. The attention of not only Africa, but of the world community is on Ghana at this point.

"The example shown by John McCain when he lost [the US elections] despite a very bitter electioneering campaign, is remarkable and I hope that all of us would learn something from there."

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 7, 2008 8:59 AM
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