John Atta Mills

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.

Read more about John Atta Mills:  Early Life, Early Career, Personal Life, Other Activities and Projects, Illness and Death, Selected Writings, Memorials and Legacy

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National Democratic Congress (Ghana) - Electoral Performance - Table Presidential Elections
... 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 4,056,634 47.9% 2nd round election 2004 John Atta Mills 3,850,368 44.6% NDC opposition ...
John Atta Mills - Memorials and Legacy
... Mills was posthumously awarded the highest prize as the 2012 Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize Laureate on Democratic Governance and Development in Africa ... In the wake of his death, Accra High Street was renamed John Evans Atta Mills High Street by an Accra Metropolitan Assembly resolution and in Cape Coast a street linking Cape Coast Castle to ... School 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' alma mater Huni Valley Methodist ...
Years In Ghana - Major Years and Events
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 ...

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