Ghana's ruling NDC backs Mahama for December vote

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Posted: Aug 30, 2012 12:40 PM
Ghana's ruling NDC backs Mahama for December vote

KUMASI, Ghana (Reuters) - Ghana's ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party nominated interim president John Dramani Mahama on Thursday as its candidate in a presidential election to be held in December.

Mahama, who replaced the late president John Atta Mills when he died last month, was the party's intended candidate but was confirmed by a vote of the party congress in the town of Kumasi.

(Reporting by Kwasi Kpodo; Writing by David Lewis; Editing by Michael Roddy)