Political parties under the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) Ghana Political Parties Programme (GPPP) have proposed electoral reforms in order to enhance the electoral system. The political parties comprised those with representations in parliament such as the National Democratic Congress, New Patriotic Party, People’s National Convention and the Convention People’s Party, as well those with no parliamentary representations. Speaking at the IEA National Stakeholder Workshop on electoral reforms in Accra Dr Ransford Gyampo, a Senior Research Fellow at IEA and Coordinator of GPPP, said two workshops were held for the political parties by the IEA as part of its commitment to deepen Ghana’s democracy.
The parties discussed and reviewed Ghana’s electoral system with a view to propose reforms in the wake of the challeneges that emerged after the 2012 general elections.
He said the discussion was focused on the role and power of the Electoral Commission (EC) in the conduct of elections, biometric voter registration, voting and documents of the polls, E-voting, elections security and election petitions.
He said after the review by the political parties which was very constructive, recommended that the EC work with defined programmes and published timelines to ensure certainty in the implementation of the programmes.
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