The Electoral Commission (EC) recognises 29 political parties in Ghana, but out of this number, only a handful is active during most elections.
The story is the same for the upcoming December 7 elections as Adwoaadubianews.com monitoring of the political scene shows only a handful of the parties are active ahead of the polls.
The two main political parties, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) have launched their manifestos and held numerous events in a bid to convince the Ghanaian voters in the upcoming elections.
Although the contest is very much expected to be between these two dominant parties, some minor political parties and independent presidential candidates have demonstrated their readiness to be a force to reckon with in the upcoming elections.
Earlier this month (September 2, 2020) 11 political parties took part in a ballot for the order of appearance on the political programmes of the state broadcaster, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), ahead of the 2020 elections.
Although the appearance on the political programmes will be free of charge, only 11 political parties showed up for the ballot, indicating their preparedness to take part in the elections.