Ghana 2016 Presidential Election Results

Created on September 7, 2020.
By Mershack Okoe.

The 2016 presidential election of Ghana was held on December 7, 2016. We took a shot at visualizing the results using data from the Electoral Commission of Ghana. We provide three key visualizations and two tables below to illustrate the election results.

Nana Akufo-Addo, candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) won with 53.59% of the votes beating the sitting president John Dramani Mahama, candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), who got 44.67% of the votes. Perhaps more importantly, the remaining 5 candidates, together got 1.75% of the votes, just a little shy of 2%. Specifically, the 5 remaining candidates garnered the following percentages of the votes: Paa Kwesi Nduom (0.99%), Ivor Kobina Greenstreet (0.24%), Edward Mahama (0.21%), Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings (0.16%), and Jacob Osei Yeboah (0.15%). Click or hover over the chart below to see the actual number of votes.

Summary of Election Results at National Level
Total Valid Votes:

A closer look at the regional results paints an interesting picture as well. The two dominant parties won each of the regions decisively, with over 50% of the votes. Upper West Region, Upper East Region, and Central Region were the only 3 regions where the 5 remaining candidates got over 3% of the votes in total. Click or hover over the regional charts below to see the number of votes.

Summary of Election Results Per Region
Brong Ahafo
Greater Accra
Upper West
Upper East

The map below illustrates the regions won by the two dominant parties. Click or hover on the regions to see the results for all the presidential candidates.

Map of Election Results Per Region
< 50%, NPP
>= 50%, NPP
< 50%, NDC
>= 50%, NDC

The table below shows the regional results for all the presidential candidates.

Table of Summarized Election Results Per Region
Candidate Votes Percent
I.K. Greenstreet (CPP) 1,817 0.08
N.K. Agyeman-Rawlings (NDP) 1,413 0.07
J.D. Mahama (NDC) 503,497 23.32
P.K. Nduom (PPP) 9,969 0.46
N. Akufo-Addo (NPP) 1,640,694 75.98
E. Mahama (PNC) 1,317 0.06
J.O. Yeboah (IND) 704 0.03

The table below also shows the constituency level results for all presidential candidates, organized by regions.

Table of Election Results For Each Constituency Per Region
Candidate Votes Percent
I.K. Greenstreet (CPP) 81 0.27
N.K. Agyeman-Rawlings (NDP) 23 0.08
J.D. Mahama (NDC) 11,128 36.9
P.K. Nduom (PPP) 194 0.64
N. Akufo-Addo (NPP) 18,643 61.82
E. Mahama (PNC) 50 0.17
J.O. Yeboah (IND) 39 0.13