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.