Ghana’s 2016 Elections: Assessing Public Confidence & State Preparedness

August 29, 2016
02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

About the Event

Ghana, renowned in Africa for its democratic strengths, faces a contentious election season. Tensions between political parties, always acrimonious, have flared amid concerns about shortcomings in the electoral system. How prepared is Ghana for elections in December?  What can civil society, political parties, the international community, and the Ghanaian public do to ensure free, fair, and democratic elections? Patrick Merloe and John Tomaszewski, returning from a recent pre-electoral assessment, will discuss these questions with Professor E. Gyimah-Boadi of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), which has just completed a public opinion survey on the elections. 

CDD-Ghana is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit policy research and advocacy organization dedicated to the promotion of democracy, good governance, and economic opportunity in Ghana and Africa. It helps produce the Afrobarometer, a Pan-African research project tracking public opinion on political, economic, and social developments in African countries.


Prof. E. Gyimah-Boadi, Executive Director, Ghana Center for Democratic Development

Patrick Merloe, National Democratic Institute

John Tomaszewski, International Republican Institute

moderated by

Christopher O’Connor, National Endowment for Democracy

-Light refreshments will be served-

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