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Ghana Supreme Court upholds president's election win

Ghana's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld President John Dramani Mahama's win in elections last year, dismissing the opposition's case alleging voter fraud in a test for one of Africa's most stable democracies. The decision ended a months-long saga that had riveted the west African nation of 25 million people seen as a rare beacon of democracy in the turbulent region. Shortly after the ruling was announced, opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo conceded defeat and said he would not seek further review of the decision.

Ghana Supreme Court upholds president's election win

Ghana's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld President John Dramani Mahama's win in elections last year, dismissing the opposition's case alleging voter fraud in a test for one of Africa's most stable democracies. The decision ended a months-long saga that had riveted the west African nation of 25 million people seen as a rare beacon of democracy in the turbulent region. Shortly after the ruling was announced, opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo conceded defeat and said he would not seek further review of the decision.

Ghana Supreme Court upholds president's election win

Ghana's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld President John Dramani Mahama's win in elections last year, dismissing the opposition's case alleging voter fraud in a test for one of Africa's most stable democracies. "The first respondent (Mahama) was validly elected and the petition is therefore dismissed," presiding judge William Atuguba said, reading from the verdict issued by the nine-justice panel. A statement issued on the president's Twitter account said, "the Supreme Court has spoken and validated our Dec2012 victory.... This is a victory for Ghana's democracy."

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