The Electoral Commission (EC) has slated the next Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting for Friday, October 28.
Mr Amadu Sulley, the EC Deputy Commissioner in-charge of Elections, said the meeting would afford the various stakeholders the opportunity to deliberate on issues pertaining to the December 7 general elections.
IPAC is an advisory board to the EC, made up of political parties, civil society organisations and other stakeholders and its decisions are, however, not binding on the Commission.
Mr Sulley said this on Thursday in Accra, during the balloting of political parties for the placement of their parliamentary candidates on the ballot paper for the December 7 polls.
He said the balloting for placement on the presidential ballot paper has been suspended pending the outcome of legal suits filed against the EC by some presidential aspirants who had been disqualified by the Commission.
He said with just 48 days left for the December 7 polls, and due to the limited amount of time left, the EC would go ahead with the printing of the ballot papers and notice of polls for the parliamentary candidates.
Mrs Charlotte Osei, the Chairperson of the EC, sat through the session.
On the placement, the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP) placed first followed by Progressive People’s Party (PPP), National Democratic Congress (NDC), United People’s Party (UPP) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The National Democratic Party (NDP) placed sixth followed by the Independent People’s Party (IPP) at the close of the balloting for placement on the ballot paper for the election 2016.
The rest of the political parties which were not present at the event had their positions determined by the manner in which their presidential candidates filed their nomination papers.
They are the United Front Party (UFP) which placed eighth followed by the All People’s Congress (APC), Reformed Patriotic Democrat (RPD), United Development System Party (UDSP), Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Convention People’s Party (CPP), People’s National Convention (PNC) and the Democratic People’s Party (DPP) placing 15th.
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