Elections 2008: Central

  • Date Created

    March, 1957

    Population

    2201863

  • History

    The Central Region is one of the sixteen administrative regions of Ghana. It is bordered by Ashanti and Eastern regions to the north, Western region to the west, Greater Accra region to the east, and to the south by the Gulf of Guinea. The Central region is renowned for its many elite higher education institutions and an economy based on an abundance of industrial minerals and tourism. The Central region attains many tourist attractions such as castles, forts and beaches stretched along the Central region's coastline.

  • Demographics

    The Central Region is a hub of education, with some of the best schools in the country. The region's economy is dominated by services followed by mining and fishing. Cape Coast Castle and Elmina Castle are prominent UNESCO World Heritage Sites and serve as a reminder of the slave trade. The Central Region is a major center for tourism within the peninsula of Ashantiland and it has some of the most beautiful beaches,[citation needed] and national parks (Kakum National Park). U.S. President Barack Obama made his first international trip to the city of Cape Coast in 2009.

After 19 out of 19 Constituencies Declared

NDC
NPP

53.80%

JOHN E. ATTA-MILLS

378,975

46.20%

NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO

325,454
CANDIDATE VOTES % SHARE
JOHN E. ATTA-MILLS NDC 378,975 53.80%
NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO NPP 325,454 46.20%

President: Marginal Wins

Constituency Votes Difference Percentage
Assin North 404
NPP - 50.45%
NDC - 49.55%
Asikuma/Odoben/Brakwa 459
NPP - 50.62%
NDC - 49.38%
Agona West 1,053
NPP - 51.16%
NDC - 48.84%
Agona East 1,156
NDC - 51.89%
NPP - 48.11%
Hemang Lower Denkyira 1,260
NPP - 53.30%
NDC - 46.70%