The Economist Intelligence Unit a specialist publisher of global surveys and political analyses has predicted victory for the New Patriotic Party in the 2020 General elections.
In a report released on 13th September, 2019 that report explained why President Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party will retain power in 2020.
The next presidential and parliamentary elections are due in November 2020. During the remainder of the term in office of the president, Nana Akufo-Addo, the economic situation will generally improve.” the report said.
“In the presidential election, Mr AkufoAddo will face a challenge from John Mahama— Ghana’s president from 2012 to early 2017—who was elected leader of the opposition NDC in
February 2019. The campaign for the 2016 election was dominated by the faltering economy, which many Ghanaians still associate with Mr.Mahama. As a result, The Economist Intelligence Unit believes that it will be difficult for the NDC under Mr Mahama to portray itself as the better custodian of Ghana’s economy, especially as the country’s growth outlook is fairly strong.” It added.
“We therefore expect Mr Akufo-Addo and the NPP to secure re-election in 2020. However, if the NDC can present a coherent opposition and hold the NPP to account on unfulfilled campaign promises —particularly on job creation and industrialisation, where progress has been generally slow and success patchy—the election could be closely contested” the report ended.
Find attached the report below;