Name:Ayariga, Mahama. The second reason is the huge number of safe seats/constituencies in the country. More Information. Although many observers – both domestic and international – have praised Ghana’s democratic accomplishments, there are nevertheless some unfortunate drawbacks. In my article published in The Journal of Legislative Studies, I argue that the answer lies in the way that the two main political parties in the country; the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) select parliamentary candidates for general elections. Martin Acheampong is a doctoral fellow in political science at the University of Bamberg. Constituency:Pusiga. Here are the Facts, September Round-up: Unemployment Rate in Ghana Clarified, Health Sector Claims by NPP Fact-checked. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. Owing to transparency concerns, both parties institutionalized internal primaries. Party-level explanations are more likely to hold the key to our understanding of legislators’ behaviour. As a result, the benchmark for electing MPs will shift from the ability to issue out personalized benefits to the ability to roll out and implement policies that have constituency-wide effects. In the case of Ghana, a series of annual surveys reveal that the people’s representatives in parliament only spend little time in the constituency to appreciate and champion their concerns. But this supposedly democratic feat, I argue, has had a counterproductive effect: it focuses the attention of parliamentarians on their party delegates to the neglect of the constituency voter. In my interviews with the MPs on their constituency engagements, it was evident that ‘delegates’, ‘party people’, ‘foot soldiers’, ‘cadres’, ‘grassroots’ and ‘loyal members’ were the main focus of their constituency activities. Against this backdrop, the study examined how the MPs Constituency Project Fund (MPsCPF) was spent between January 2013 and December 2016, and its effects, if any, on the electoral performance of MPs in the 2016 parliamentary elections. 45 new constituencies were created prior to the 2012 election. Political Party:NPP. You can find further details about the MPs here, We love feedback. This new dawn was greeted with enormous expectations for a flourishing democracy which had eluded the country for several years. It shares its boundaries with four regions namely; Brong-Ahafo which is to the north, Eastern region located in the east, Central region to the south and to the South west there is Western region. The FACTs in highlights: Name: Bortianor/Ngleshie/Amanfro (new) Region: Greater Accra Region MP Name: Demordzi, Bright Edward Kodzo More Information Ahafo Region • Ashanti Region • Bono Region • Bono East region • Central Region • Eastern Region • Greater Accra Region • Northern RegionNorth East Region • Oti Region • Savannah Region • Upper East Region • Upper West Region • Volta Region • Western Region • Western North RegionChanges • By-elections • Notes and References • See also • External links and sources, List of MPs elected in the general election, "December 7 election 'has been exceptionally successful, "Parliamentary Results For Elections 2016 - How the Constituencies voted", "Ayawaso West Wuogon MP Kyeremateng Agyarko dead", "CONFIRMED: Results of the 2018 Referendum on new regions", "Mfantseman MP Ekow Kwansah Hayford shot dead", "There will be no by-election at Mfantseman constituency", "NPP writes to Parliament on why Fomena MP is no longer a party member", "Speaker declares Independent Fomena MP's seat vacant", "NDC pulls out of Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election", "NPP's Lydia Alhassan wins controversial Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election by landslide", "Certified results from Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election", "Lydia Alhassan wins Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election", "Election Passport - Providing election data from around the world", "Wives of deceased MPs who succeeded them in Parliament", Electoral Commission of Ghana - Detailed Parliamentary Election Results - Date of Election : 7th & 8th December 2016, Election Passport - David Dublin, American University, Parliamentary Results For Elections 2016 on Ghanaweb, All 2016 - 2020 (7th Parliament) MPs - Alphabetical List of 2016 - 2020 (7th Parliament) MPs, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_MPs_elected_in_the_2016_Ghanaian_parliamentary_election&oldid=987600998, Lists of members of the Parliament of Ghana, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 8 November 2020, at 02:55.
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