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Ghana mourns president's death, campaign suspended
Ghana opposition suspends campaigning after president Atta Mills dies 5 months before election
By The Associated Press

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) Ghanaians are in mourning following the death of President John Atta Mills who was due to seek re-election in December.

The country's main opposition party announced Wednesday that it was suspending its campaign during a period of national mourning.

Vice President John Mahama was sworn in late Tuesday only hours after Atta Mills passed away, underscoring the West African nation's stability in a part of the world where the deaths of other leaders have sparked coups. No public announcement has been made yet on the cause of his death or funeral arrangements.



Atta Mills was elected in a 2008 runoff vote that was the closest in the Ghana's history.

His party has not yet announced who will run in his place in December's election though some are speculating that Mahama could be chosen.


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