July 21, 2016

Parliament on Thursday shot down the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2016 which was seeking seeking to change Ghana’s date of election from December 7 to the first of Monday of November in an election year.

The Bill failed to get the required two-thirds majority of Members of Parliament for it to be passed following a secret ballot after a lengthy debate over the issue.

A total of 125 voted in favour while 95 voted against.

As predicted there were clear indications  that the Bill would be shot down by the House following the strong stance put up by the minority caucus coupled with the the absence of some MPs.