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Title:Reflections on by-elections in the Fourth Republic of Ghana
Author:Frempong, Alexander K.D.
Year:2008
Periodical:Ghana Studies (ISSN 1536-5514)
Volume:11
Pages:105-137
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:elections
1990-1999
2000-2009
Abstract:Besides their obvious function of filling vacancies in the legislature, by-elections have several other potential functions in a political system - ranging from new political recruitment, through boosting party popularity, to conducting dry-runs for future elections. After a brief theoretical analysis of by-elections, this paper examines the dynamics, intricacies, and impacts of by-elections in Ghana since the return to constitutional rule in 1993 and concludes by drawing out the major emerging issues with a discussion of the debate on the relevance of by-elections in the current constitutional dispensation. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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