EC under pressure on electoral reforms

The Electoral Commission (EC) has come under intense pressure to implement key reforms suggested by political parties in Ghana to make elections more credible in the future.
Among proposals captured by the Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA) from political parties include the EC working with defined programmes and published timelines to ensure certainty.
The parties also want authentication of fingerprints before eligible voters are allowed to vote – no verification, no vote.
The political parties involved in making the proposals include the National Democratic Congress, New Patriotic Party, People’s National Convention and the Convention People’s Party, as well those with no parliamentary representation.
The political parties made the recommendations, as part of their proposals for electoral reforms, after their representatives attended two workshops held for them by the IEA, to discuss and review Ghana’s electoral system, with a view to proposing reforms in the wake of the problems that emerged after the 2012 general elections.

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