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Election contest tightas votes are counted

ACCRA — Preliminary results from Ghana’s presidential balloting indicate a tight race between President John Dramani Mahama and opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo.

Results published Sunday by Ghana’s electoral body show Mr. Akufo-Addo in the lead by about 2 percent, but only 117 out of 275 constituencies had been officially reported by noon Sunday.

People in Ghana’s capital have been glued to their radios since Friday night as local media announce results from polling stations.

One private radio station already has predicted a win for Mr. Mahama, and people have celebrated in the streets, but official results could be days away.

International observers endorsed Ghana’s presidential and parliamentary elections despite delays at polling stations that pushed voting into a second day Saturday.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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