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One more year of good Ghanaian democracy, please

kufuorProbably not the best time for an ousted president to make this proposal:

Ghana’s outgoing leader John Kufuor has called for presidential terms to be extended from four years to five.

In his last state of the nation address to parliament, President Kufuor said the extra year would give leaders time to complete vital industrial projects.

Granted, Kufuor’s stepping down after an extremely tight and contentious election is an admirably democratic thing to do, and he doesn’t appear to be forcing his suggestion onto anyone. But if he was serious, maybe he should have thought to suggest longer terms before he was voted out of office.

(image of President Kufuor from flickr user World Economic Forum under a Creative Commons license)

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January 5, 2009 - Posted by | Africa, Foreign politics | , , ,

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