The Electoral Commission has declared the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), President John Mahama as the winner of the 2012 Presidential Elections.
This was announced at a press briefing in Accra where hundreds of journalists both local and international had been anxiously waiting for hours for the results to be declared.
According to the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan, the NDC's John Mahama won by 5,574,761 out of the total votes cast representing 50.70% of the total valid votes cast.
His main contender and Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo secured 5, 248, 898 votes representing 47.74% of the total valid votes cast.
The Progressive People's Party's candidate, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom earned the third position as he polled 64, 362 votes making up 0.59% of the total votes cast.
He was followed by the Presidential candidate of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), Dr. Henry Lartey. He polled 38, 223 out of the total vote cast which is 0.35%.
The Presidential candidate of the People's National Convention, (PNC) Hassan Ayariga had 24, 617 votes making up 0.22%.
The Convention People's Party's Presidential candidate, Dr. Abu Sakara came sixth as he secured 20,323 results which is 0.18%.
The only Independent candidate contesting this year's elections, Jacob Osei Yeboah who concede defeat on Saturday had 15, 201 votes totaling 0.14%.
And finally, the Presidential candidate of the United Front Party (UFP), Akwasi Odai Odike polled 8,877 making a total of 0.08%.
The total valid votes were 10,955, 626, total votes cast, 11, 246, 982. The total rejected votes, 251, 720. The total number of registered voters, 14,158, 890, the total number of Constituencies, 275 and the voter turnout was 79.43%.
In his declaration, Dr. Afari Gyan said: “Based on the results given I have declared President John Dramani Mahama as the President elect.”