The Swing Regions

Brong    |   Central    |   Western    |   Accra

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The voting pattern in four out of the country's 10 regions is expected to determine the verdict of the people in the December general election.

The voting trend in the Greater Accra, Brong Ahafo, Central and the Western regions indicate that voters in these regions hold the key to victory for any political party.

Since 2000, the fortunes of the two main political parties, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), have changed in these four regions.

The NDC has, since democratic governance in 1992, always won the Volta Region, consider as its 'World Bank', and the three Northern regions. This situation is not likely to change in this year's elections.

For its part, the NPP has always won the Ashanti Region, regarded as its 'World Bank', and the Eastern region which may not alter this year.

Pundits think the campaign strategies of the four political parties with representation in Parliament-the NDC, the NPP, the People's National Convention (PNC) and the Convention People's Party (CPP)-in the Western Region this year are likely to determine how the people of that region will vote.

 

Voting Pattern: PRESIDENT
Region 1996 2000 2000 R/o 2004 2008 2008 R/o
Accra NDC NPP NPP NPP NDC NDC
Brong NDC NPP NPP NPP NPP NDC
Central NDC NPP NPP NPP NDC NDC
Western NDC NPP NPP NPP NPP NDC


Voting Pattern: PARLIAMENT
Region 1996 2000 2004 2008
Accra NDC NPP NPP NDC
Brong NDC NPP NPP NPP
Central NDC TIE NPP NDC
Western NDC TIE NPP NDC
 
 

The Swing Regions