Counting of ballots in the December 7 general elections is currently underway in polling stations across the country after polls ended at 5:00 pm.

Most of the results coming in now are provisional, yet to be certified by the Electoral Commission.

Over 15 million electorate were expected to cast their ballot in 29,000 polling stations across the country to elect a new President and 275 Members of Parliament for the next four years.

The polls saw 1158 parliamentary aspirants contesting for a seat in the Parliament of Ghana.

Seventeen Presidential candidates filled forms to contest the election, but the country’s electoral body, Electoral Commission (EC), scaled down the number to 7 and disqualified 10 aspirants following anomalies found on their nomination forms.

The seven presidential candidates who contended for the presidency included the incumbent who has been in power since 2012, John Dramani Mahama, of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo,  the three-time Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP, the main opposition), and Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, of the National Democratic Party (NDP).

Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Paa Kwesi Nduom, of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Edward Mahama, of the People’s National Convention (PNC), and an Independent Candidate, Jacob Osei Yeboah, are all contested for the highest office of the country.