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Ghana opposition leader wins election

5:06pm EST - 00:55

Ghana's opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo wins outright majority in presidential election, according to the electoral commission. Gavino Garay reports.

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Ghana's electoral commission says main opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo has won the national presidential and parliamentary election after winning an outright majority of votes. Ghana's President John Mahama conceded defeat in the election and called for calm as the results came in. Akufo-Addo said he was "quietly confident" of his victory a day before, despite a tight race in the final hours of the election, where both ruling an opposition parties had prematurely declared themselves winner. Mahama fought the election against the backdrop of an economy that has slowed since he took power in 2012. Akufo-Addo, age 72, served as foreign minister and attorney general... and despite being criticized as an 'elitist' has promised to fix a stagnant economy and fight corruption.

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Ghana opposition leader wins election

5:06pm EST - 00:55