Ghana: Political Parties registered for 2012 elections

Updated December 2012

Parties with seats in the 2008 Parliament

Parties are ordered by the number of seats obtained in the last (2008) parliamentary election.

Party Leaders Founding
National Democratic Congress (NDC) Dr Kwabena Adjei 1992
New Patriotic Party (NPP) Jake Obetsebi Lamptey Early 1992
People's National Convention (PNC) Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan 27 Jul 1992
Convention People's Party (CPP) Samia Nkrumah 12 Jun 1949

Parties without seats in the 2008 Parliament

Parties are ordered by their date of founding.

Party Leaders Founding
Democratic People's Party (DPP) TN Ward Brew Early 1992
Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere (EGLE) Party Henry Gidi Mid 1992
Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP) John Thompson (Sec Gen) Mar 1995
Ghana Democratic Republican Party (GDRP) Dr Kofi Amoah 1992
United Ghana Movement (UGM) Nii Armah Tagoe 1996
National Reform Party (NRP) Peter Kpordugbe 1999
Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Dr Obed Yao Asamoah 2006
Ghana National Party (GNP) Kobina Amoo-Aidoo 2007
Reformed Patriotic Democrats (RPD) Kwabena Adjei 2007
United Renaissance Party (URP) Kofi Wayo 2007
New Vision Party (NVP) Daniel Nkansah 2008
United Love Party (ULP) Ramon Osei Akoto 2008

Parties founded after the 2008 election

Parties are ordered by their date of founding.

Party Leaders Founding
United Front Party (UFP) Nana Agyenim Boateng 2011
Independent People's Party (IPP) Kofi Percival Akpaloo 2011
United Development System Party (UDSP) Tetteh Kabraham Early 2012
Progressive People's Party (PPP) Nii Allotey Brew-Hammond Early 2012
Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) Akua Donkor Mid 2012
Yes People's Party (YPP) Annin-Kofi Addo Mid 2012
National Democratic Party (NDP) Drnii Armah Josiah-Ayeh Oct 2012

Main table source

ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF GHANA 2012 "Profile Of Registered Political Parties In Ghana", [www] http://www.ec.gov.gh/assets/PROFILE%20OF%20REGISTERED%20POLITICAL%20PARTIES%20IN%20GHANA_.pdf [PDF document] (accessed 21 Nov 2012).