Voting begins in Ghana's election as Mahama runs for second term

Long lines form at voting stations across Ghana on Wednesday (Dec 7) as President John Mahama runs for a second term, with opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo his closest challenger.

TAFO / ACCRA, GHANA (REUTERS) - Long queues formed at voting stations in Ghana on Wednesday (Dec 7) as President John Mahama ran for a second and final term against a backdrop of an economy that has slowed sharply since he took power.

There have been few opinion polls but most political analysts say the vote could be close, with a strong challenge from opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo, a former foreign minister.