New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has won the well-matched contested 2020 election.
He gained 6,730, 413 which is 51.59% of the total valid vote cast nationwide on December 7.
John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who was his closest contender polled 6, 214, 889 which gives him 47.36% of the total votes cast.
The Electoral Commission chair put the valid votes at 13, 434, 574, which is 79% of registered voters.
The Electoral Commissioner, Jean Mensa who is the Returning Officer of the 2020 presidential election declared the results on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
She said the results exclude the results of Techiman South constituency which is being contested.
However, she noted that even if all those votes are added to the ones obtained by former President Mahama, it will not add up to the 50 plus 1 per cent he needs to win the election.
This is the second defeat Mr Mahama has suffered contesting his former colleague in Parliament.
In 2016, the former Attorney General in the Kufuor administration won in his third attempt at the presidency with 5,774,543 which was 53.58% of the valid votes cast.
Mr Mahama, who was the sitting President then was defeated after he polled 4,814,140 which was 44.67% of the valid votes.
No less than 28 incumbent NPP MPs have lost their parliamentary seats in the just ended elections of which 21 of them are either ministers of state or deputy ministers.