John Atta Mills
John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills (21 July 1944 – 24 July 2012) was a Ghanaian politician, a legal scholar and a tax expert who was President of Ghana from 2009 until his death in 2012. He was inaugurated on 7 January 2009, having defeated the ruling party candidate Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2008 election. He was vice-president from 1997 to 2001 under President Jerry Rawlings, and stood unsuccessfully in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections as the candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). He is the first Ghanaian Head of State to die in office.
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... Mills was posthumously awarded the highest prize as the 2012 Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize Laureate on Democratic Governance and Development in Africa ... at the Salvation Army Cluster of Schools was renamed President John Evans Atta Mills Educational Centre of Excellence An ICT Centre was also built at Mills ... of Ghana renamed its largest court complex after Atta Mills in acknowledgement of his contributions as "a true democrat who respected the independence of the Judiciary and worked to promote it ...
2000 - December - John Kufuor is elected president of Ghana after defeating John Atta Mills in the presidential elections. 2004 December - John Kufuor re-elected as president of Ghana. 2008 December - John Atta Mills elected president ...
... Election Candidate Number of votes Share of votes Outcome of election 2008 (2) John Atta Mills 4,501,466 50.1% Mills NDC government 2008 (1) John Atta Mills 4,056 ...
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