You may have heard the terms “stronghold” and “swing regions” but what are they and why do they matter so much to the outcome of an election.

Why they matter:

  • A party’s stronghold is a region in which a big majority of voters consistently support that party in elections.

  • Two great examples of strongholds in Ghana are the Ashanti Region for the NPP, and the Volta Region for the NDC.

  • Since 1996, the NDC has won on average 90% of the votes in the Volta Region.

  • The NPP has managed a solid average of 70%+ of the votes in the Ashanti Region in each election.
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