Ghanaian President Attah Mills Installed
On midnight of January 6th, in a specially convened session of Parliament, the bi-carmel house switched sides, signaling a transfer of power.
On January 7th, the day I arrived back in the United States, President John Evans Atta Mills was formally inaugurated as President.
I was there for the duration of the elections. On the day I arrived in Ghana, December 7th, a Sunday, the initial elections were held. They were hailed by the election watch commission as a model for democracy throughout the world, and a beacon for fair elections within Africa. A run-off election was held on December 28th. I could tell by the two local polling places I passed that day that Ghanaians had fulfilled their promise and turned out yet again. This, in a country where going to the polling place may involved great expense and sacrifice.
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