John Mahama

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John Dramani Mahama
John Mahama at the Chatham House in 2013
President of Ghana
(4th President of the 4th Republic)
In office
24 July 2012 – 7 January 2017
Vice PresidentKwesi Amissah-Arthur
Preceded byJohn Atta Mills
Succeeded byNana Akufo-Addo
5th Vice President of the Republic of Ghana
(4th Vice President of the 4th Republic)
In office
7 January 2009 – 24 July 2012
PresidentJohn Atta Mills
Preceded byAliu Mahama
Succeeded byKwesi Amissah-Arthur
Minister of Communications
In office
November 1998 – 7 January 2001
PresidentJerry John Rawlings
Preceded byEkwow Spio-Garbrah
Succeeded byFelix Owusu-Adjapong
Member of Parliament
for Bole
In office
7 January 1997 – 7 January 2009
Preceded byMahama Jeduah
Succeeded byJoseph Akati Saaka
Personal details
Born (1948-11-29) 29 November 1948 (age 75)
Damongo, Ghana
Political partyNational Democratic Congress
Spouse(s)Lordina Mahama
RelationsEmmanuel Adama Mahama
ResidenceFlagstaff House
Alma materUniversity of Ghana
Institute of Social Sciences Moscow
WebsitePresidency website

John Dramani Mahama (/məˈhɑːmə/; born 29 November 1958)[1] is a Ghanaian politician. He became President of Ghana in July 2012. He succeeded John Atta Mills after his sudden death.[2]

In 2020, Mahama unsuccessfully ran for president again but lost to incumbent president Nana Akufo-Addo.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. BBC News - Ghana election: John Mahama declared winner
  2. "Biography of John Dramani Mahama | John Dramani Mahama". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2013-12-18.
  3. Dontoh, Ekow; Dzawu, Moses Mozart (8 December 2020). "Ghana's President Akufo-Addo Wins Second Term by Slim Margin". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 8 December 2020.