Party ideologies less clear in Ghana – US Ambassador

The United States of America’s Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Robert P. Jackson has stated that ideological differences among political parties in Ghana are less clear.

“One of the things that I notice about Ghanaian politics is that it somehow, sometimes less clear what the ideologies differences are,” Mr. Jackson told Class FM Friday adding that comparing the situation to America, the ideological difference among parties there is very clear.

According to him, while the Republicans are more conservative, the Democrats are more liberal.

Touching on the upcoming US elections, Mr. Jackson described it as historic adding that he is not surprised the gap between Republican Donald Trump and Democrats’ Hilary Clinton has become tighter.

“You have a Republican candidate with no previous political experience but who was a television personality and who has appeal to a range of very disaffected and conservative voters.

“On the other side, you have a very much an establishment candidate but our first woman candidate and honestly I have always felt the race will be close, so, the fact that the polls have tightened in recent weeks does not come as a surprise.”

Americans go to polls on Tuesday November 8 to elect a new President.

Trump and Clinton have made renewed attacks on each other’s fitness for office as polls suggest the race for the White House is tightening.

Mrs Clinton – who has seen her national opinion poll lead shrink in recent days – targeted her Republican rival’s temperament and attitude to women.

Mr Trump said she would be followed into the White House by criminal investigations.

He has gained ground on Mrs Clinton in some swing states, polls suggest.
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Source: Starrfmonline.com

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