List of all Political Parties And Their Histories In Ghana 2021
With group of people who came together with the same political goals for ruling a nation, you can consider such a group as political party.
Political parties in Ghana are many but only few are heard and known in the eyes of Ghanaians. Political parties are working with democracy to allow citizens to choose the presidential and parliamentary candidate they want.
From the time Ghana gained its freedom from the British, Ghanaians were given the privilege to do what every they want pleasing them — as far as it does not go against the rules and regulations set and the Laws of Ghana.
With this, many Ghanaian politicians formed their own political parties, despite the one founded by Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah — which is Conventional People’s Party.
Many Ghanaians are wondering if political parties in Ghana are only that of what we used to see and hear their names in elections such as; National Democratic Congress (NDC), New Patriotic Party (NPP), Conventional People’s Party (CPP), Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and Ghana Union Movement (GUM).
Perhaps, these are not the only political parties that are found in Ghana — as we have several political parties operating in Ghana. Be it that you are a political science student, or a normal person in Ghana, this information should be much important for you.
In the list of no order, these are the number of all political parties that are operating in Ghana under the fourth Republic with their year of establishing and various founders.
All People’s Congress (APC)
founded 2016, split from People’s National Convention.
Convention People’s Party (CPP)
Nkrumah tradition, formed 12 June 1949, banned 1966, reformed 1996 from other Nkrumah tradition parties
Democratic Freedom Party (DFP)
founded 2006, merged with the National Democratic Congress in 2012
Democratic People’s Party (DPP) – founded 1992
Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere (EGLE Party)
Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP)
Ghana Democratic Republican Party (GDRP)
Ghana Freedom Party (GFP)
Ghana National Party (GNP)
Ghana Union Movement (GUM)
Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG)
National Democratic Congress (NDC)
‘Nkrumah/Rawlings’ tradition – founded 1992
National Democratic Party (NDP)
founded October 2012, split from NDC
New Patriotic Party (NPP)
‘Danquah/Busia’ tradition, ruling party – founded 1992
National Reform Party (NRP)
founded 1999, split from NDC
New Vision Party (NVP)
People’s Action Party (PAP)
People’s Destiny Party (PDP)
People’s National Convention (PNC)
Power Unity Party (PUP)
Progressive People’s Party (PPP)
Reformed Patriotic Democrats (RPD)
United Democratic Party (UDP)
United Development System Party (UDSP)
United Front Party (Ghana) (UFP)
United Ghana Movement (UGM)
United Progressive Party (UPP)
United Renaissance Party (URP)
Yes People’s Party (YPP)
These are the histories about the political parties in Ghana.
|Political Party||Year Established||Founder|
|All People’s Congress (APC)|
|Convention People’s Party (CPP)|
|Democratic Freedom Party (DFP)|
|Democratic People’s Party (DPP)|
|Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere (EGLE Party)|
|Ghana Democratic Republican Party (GDRP)|
|Ghana Freedom Party (GFP)|
|Ghana Union Movement (GUM)|
|Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG)|
|National Democratic Congress (NDC)|
|National Democratic Party (NDP)|
|National Reform Party (NRP)|
|New Vision Party (NVP)|
|People’s Action Party (PAP)|
|People’s Destiny Party (PDP)|
|People’s National Convention (PNC)|
|Power Unity Party (PUP)|
|Progressive People’s Party (PPP)|
|Reformed Patriotic Democrats (RPD)|
|United Democratic Party (UDP)|
|United Development System Party (UDSP)|
|United Front Party (Ghana) (UFP)|
|United Ghana Movement (UGM)|
|United Progressive Party (UPP)|
|United Renaissance Party (URP)|
|Yes People’s Party (YPP)|
And Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah said, “At long last, the battle has ended! And thus, Ghana, your beloved country is free forever! And yet again, I want to take the opportunity to thank the people for this country; the youth, the farmers, the women who have so nobly fought and won the battle.”
Ghana is a country that practices a multi-party system, and that is why there are many political parties in the country. However, it seems to be only two political parties dominating over the Ghana election times. These political parties are: National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP). These are all the list of all the political parties in Ghana.
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