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Ghana's Mahama reaches out to defeated rivals

Ghana Electoral Commission President Kwadwo Afari-Gyan (C) arrives to announce the results of the presidential election at the commission in Accra, December 9, 2012. Ghana's electoral authorities said on Sunday incumbent leader John Dramani Mahama won a new term as president in the West African state in an election the opposition claimed was marred by tampering. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Ghana Electoral Commission President Kwadwo Afari-Gyan (C) arrives to announce the results of the presidential election at the commission in Accra, December 9, 2012. Ghana's electoral authorities said on Sunday incumbent leader John Dramani Mahama...more

Ghana Electoral Commission President Kwadwo Afari-Gyan (C) arrives to announce the results of the presidential election at the commission in Accra, December 9, 2012. Ghana's electoral authorities said on Sunday incumbent leader John Dramani Mahama won a new term as president in the West African state in an election the opposition claimed was marred by tampering. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
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Supporters of National Democratic Congress (NDC), the party of the late Ghanaian President John Atta Mills, celebrate the victory of their candidate, John Dramani Mahama, along a street in Accra December 9, 2012. Ghana's main opposition party said on Sunday the country's presidential election had been manipulated, raising concerns about the outcome of the poll in a nation seen as a bulwark of democracy in an unstable region. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Supporters of National Democratic Congress (NDC), the party of the late Ghanaian President John Atta Mills, celebrate the victory of their candidate, John Dramani Mahama, along a street in Accra December 9, 2012. Ghana's main opposition party said on...more

Supporters of National Democratic Congress (NDC), the party of the late Ghanaian President John Atta Mills, celebrate the victory of their candidate, John Dramani Mahama, along a street in Accra December 9, 2012. Ghana's main opposition party said on Sunday the country's presidential election had been manipulated, raising concerns about the outcome of the poll in a nation seen as a bulwark of democracy in an unstable region. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
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Supporters of National Democratic Congress (NDC), the party of the late Ghanaian President John Atta Mills, carry a poster of their candidate John Dramani Mahama as they celebrate his victory along a street in Accra December 9, 2012. Ghana's main opposition National Patriotic Party said on Sunday the country's presidential election had been manipulated, raising concerns about the outcome of the poll in a nation seen as a bulwark of democracy in an unstable region. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Supporters of National Democratic Congress (NDC), the party of the late Ghanaian President John Atta Mills, carry a poster of their candidate John Dramani Mahama as they celebrate his victory along a street in Accra December 9, 2012. Ghana's main...more

Supporters of National Democratic Congress (NDC), the party of the late Ghanaian President John Atta Mills, carry a poster of their candidate John Dramani Mahama as they celebrate his victory along a street in Accra December 9, 2012. Ghana's main opposition National Patriotic Party said on Sunday the country's presidential election had been manipulated, raising concerns about the outcome of the poll in a nation seen as a bulwark of democracy in an unstable region. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
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Supporters of National Democratic Congress (NDC) celebrate the victory of their candidate, John Dramani Mahama, on a street in Accra December 9, 2012. Ghana's main opposition party said on Sunday the country's presidential election had been manipulated, raising concerns about the outcome of the poll in a nation seen as a bulwark of democracy in an unstable region. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Supporters of National Democratic Congress (NDC) celebrate the victory of their candidate, John Dramani Mahama, on a street in Accra December 9, 2012. Ghana's main opposition party said on Sunday the country's presidential election had been...more

Supporters of National Democratic Congress (NDC) celebrate the victory of their candidate, John Dramani Mahama, on a street in Accra December 9, 2012. Ghana's main opposition party said on Sunday the country's presidential election had been manipulated, raising concerns about the outcome of the poll in a nation seen as a bulwark of democracy in an unstable region. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
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Supporters of National Democratic Congress (NDC), the party of the late president John Atta Mills, celebrate the victory of their candidate, John Dramani Mahama, on a street in Accra December 9 , 2012. Ghana's main opposition party said on Sunday the country's presidential election had been manipulated, raising concerns about the outcome of the poll in a nation seen as a bulwark of democracy in an unstable region. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Supporters of National Democratic Congress (NDC), the party of the late president John Atta Mills, celebrate the victory of their candidate, John Dramani Mahama, on a street in Accra December 9 , 2012. Ghana's main opposition party said on Sunday the...more

Supporters of National Democratic Congress (NDC), the party of the late president John Atta Mills, celebrate the victory of their candidate, John Dramani Mahama, on a street in Accra December 9 , 2012. Ghana's main opposition party said on Sunday the country's presidential election had been manipulated, raising concerns about the outcome of the poll in a nation seen as a bulwark of democracy in an unstable region. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
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Supporters of presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) protest outside the electoral commission in Accra December 9, 2012. Ghana's electoral authorities said on Sunday incumbent leader John Dramani Mahama won a new term as president in the West African state in an election the opposition claimed was marred by tampering. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Supporters of presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) protest outside the electoral commission in Accra December 9, 2012. Ghana's electoral authorities said on Sunday incumbent leader John Dramani Mahama won...more

Supporters of presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) protest outside the electoral commission in Accra December 9, 2012. Ghana's electoral authorities said on Sunday incumbent leader John Dramani Mahama won a new term as president in the West African state in an election the opposition claimed was marred by tampering. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
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Ghana Electoral Commission President Kwadwo Afari-Gyan (C) announces the results of the presidential election, in Accra, December 9, 2012. Ghana's electoral authorities said on Sunday incumbent leader John Dramani Mahama won a new term as president in the West African state in an election the opposition claimed was marred by tampering. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Ghana Electoral Commission President Kwadwo Afari-Gyan (C) announces the results of the presidential election, in Accra, December 9, 2012. Ghana's electoral authorities said on Sunday incumbent leader John Dramani Mahama won a new term as president...more

Ghana Electoral Commission President Kwadwo Afari-Gyan (C) announces the results of the presidential election, in Accra, December 9, 2012. Ghana's electoral authorities said on Sunday incumbent leader John Dramani Mahama won a new term as president in the West African state in an election the opposition claimed was marred by tampering. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
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Supporters of presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) protest at the electoral commission in Accra December 9, 2012. Ghana's electoral authorities said on Sunday incumbent leader John Dramani Mahama won a new term as president in the West African state in an election the opposition claimed was marred by tampering. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Supporters of presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) protest at the electoral commission in Accra December 9, 2012. Ghana's electoral authorities said on Sunday incumbent leader John Dramani Mahama won a...more

Supporters of presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) protest at the electoral commission in Accra December 9, 2012. Ghana's electoral authorities said on Sunday incumbent leader John Dramani Mahama won a new term as president in the West African state in an election the opposition claimed was marred by tampering. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
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Presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo (2nd L) of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) walks after voting in Kibi, eastern region of Ghana and also his stronghold, December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo (2nd L) of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) walks after voting in Kibi, eastern region of Ghana and also his stronghold, December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo (2nd L) of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) walks after voting in Kibi, eastern region of Ghana and also his stronghold, December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
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A National Democratic Congress (NDC) party supporter gestures as he celebrates the victory of their candidate, John Dramani Mahama, at a street in Accra December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

A National Democratic Congress (NDC) party supporter gestures as he celebrates the victory of their candidate, John Dramani Mahama, at a street in Accra December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

A National Democratic Congress (NDC) party supporter gestures as he celebrates the victory of their candidate, John Dramani Mahama, at a street in Accra December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
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National Democratic Congress (NDC) party supporters celebrate the victory of their candidate, John Dramani Mahama, at a street in Accra December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

National Democratic Congress (NDC) party supporters celebrate the victory of their candidate, John Dramani Mahama, at a street in Accra December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

National Democratic Congress (NDC) party supporters celebrate the victory of their candidate, John Dramani Mahama, at a street in Accra December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
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