Ghana's NDC party to name Mahama as election candidate

ACCRA - Ghana's ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party has agreed to name stand-in president John Dramani Mahama as its candidate in a presidential election scheduled for December, a top party official told Reuters on Thursday.
Mahama was sworn in hours after President John Atta Mills died on Tuesday, and took over the job of NDC party leader the next day. He had been Mills' vice president since January 2009.
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