Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Political parties confer on transitional processes

Political Parties with representation in Parliament, at the weekend underscored the need for the nation to prepare adequately for future transitions after the conduct of Election 2008 and its transitional process.

Top echelon personalities of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), National Democratic Congress (NDC), the Convention People's Party (CPP) and the People's National Convention (PNC), at a retreat at Atimpoku, near Akosombo, concurred that the parties must agree on a multi-partisan framework, ground rules and regulations to govern and guide such transitions.

Consequently, the parties recommended that the election day of December 7, should be brought forward to November 7 to extend the current four-week transition period to eight weeks to accommodate a possible run-off and the resolution of any election related petitions.



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