New Patriotic Party
|New Patriotic Party|
Nana Akufo-Addo (Photo)
Freddy Blay (Chairman)
|Secretary General||John Boadu|
|founding||July 28, 1992|
|Youth organization||NPP Youth|
|Alignment||Conservatism , liberalism|
|Colours)||Blue White Red|
|International connections||International Democratic Union|
The New Patriotic Party ( NPP ) was founded in 1992 in Ghana by supporters of the former Prime Minister Kofi Abrefa Busia . In addition, the NPP sees itself in the tradition of JB Danquah, the party leader of the United Gold Coast Convention Party (UGCC) founded in 1947 , which, as a nationalist reform movement, played a key role in the emergence of the independence process.
The former President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor , was appointed by the ruling party, as were the ministers of the regional parliaments. In the parliamentary elections in Ghana on December 7, 2016, the New Patriotic Party won an absolute majority of 171 seats. The candidate of the NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo , won the presidential elections, which took place at the same time .
The New Patriotic Party is now considered more liberal than the ruling National Democratic Congress . Co-founder and former presidential candidate was the internationally known historian Albert Adu Boahen († 2006), as well as the banker and minister in the cabinet of President Kufuor Yaw Osafo-Maafo .
The party symbol resembles a flag with a red, white and blue horizontal stripe from top to bottom. The white stripe thickens circularly in the middle of the flag and contains the stylized image of an elephant in blue.
(Chairman of the NPP)
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