Ghana's 2012 Elections: Lessons Learnt Towards Sustaining Peace and Democratic Stability

This policy paper discusses the security challenges that emerged before, during and in the immediate aftermath of the declaration of the election results. Based on the identified challenges in all three phases of the elections, it draws key lessons learnt for future elections. The paper concludes that undertaking reforms and improving election administration is an important step towards sustaining peace and future democratic stability in Ghana.