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Ghana election to test credentials of "model democracy"

REFILE - CORRECTING DATE IN LAST SENTENCE Ghana's presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo (front C) of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) waves during his last rally at Sutherland Addy Children's Park in Accra December 5, 2012. Ghana's cliff-hanger presidential election on Friday will test the country's reputation as a bulwark for democracy and economic growth in Africa's so-called coup-belt. The stakes are high with rivals jousting for a chance to oversee a boom in oil revenues that has brought hopes of increased development in a country where the average person makes less than $4 a day. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

REFILE - CORRECTING DATE IN LAST SENTENCE Ghana's presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo (front C) of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) waves during his last rally at Sutherland Addy Children's Park in Accra December 5, 2012. Ghana's...more

REFILE - CORRECTING DATE IN LAST SENTENCE Ghana's presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo (front C) of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) waves during his last rally at Sutherland Addy Children's Park in Accra December 5, 2012. Ghana's cliff-hanger presidential election on Friday will test the country's reputation as a bulwark for democracy and economic growth in Africa's so-called coup-belt. The stakes are high with rivals jousting for a chance to oversee a boom in oil revenues that has brought hopes of increased development in a country where the average person makes less than $4 a day. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
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Supporters of presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) attend his last rally at the Sutherland Addy Children's Park in Accra December 5, 2012. Ghana's cliff-hanger presidential election on Friday will test the country's reputation as a bulwark for democracy and economic growth in Africa's so-called coup-belt. The stakes are high with rivals jousting for a chance to oversee a boom in oil revenues that has brought hopes of increased development in a country where the average person makes less than $4 a day. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Supporters of presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) attend his last rally at the Sutherland Addy Children's Park in Accra December 5, 2012. Ghana's cliff-hanger presidential election on Friday will test...more

Supporters of presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) attend his last rally at the Sutherland Addy Children's Park in Accra December 5, 2012. Ghana's cliff-hanger presidential election on Friday will test the country's reputation as a bulwark for democracy and economic growth in Africa's so-called coup-belt. The stakes are high with rivals jousting for a chance to oversee a boom in oil revenues that has brought hopes of increased development in a country where the average person makes less than $4 a day. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
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Supporters of Ghanaian presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo (L) of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) attend his last rally at Sutherland Addy Children's Park in Accra December 5, 2012. Ghana will hold its presidential election on Friday. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Supporters of Ghanaian presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo (L) of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) attend his last rally at Sutherland Addy Children's Park in Accra December 5, 2012. Ghana will hold its presidential election on Friday....more

Supporters of Ghanaian presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo (L) of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) attend his last rally at Sutherland Addy Children's Park in Accra December 5, 2012. Ghana will hold its presidential election on Friday. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
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