Jerry John Rawlings

Jerry John Rawlings (22 June 1947 – 12 November 2020) was a Ghanaian military officer and politician who led the country from 1981 to 2001 and also for a brief period in 1979. He led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana. Rawlings initially came to power in Ghana as a flight lieutenant of the Ghana Air Force following a coup d'état in 1979. Prior to that, he led an unsuccessful coup attempt against the ruling military government on 15 May 1979, just five weeks before scheduled democratic elections were due to take place. After initially handing power over to a civilian government, he took back control of the country on 31 December 1981 as the Chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC). In 1992, Rawlings resigned from the military, founded the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and became the first President of the Fourth Republic. He was re-elected in 1996 for four more years. After two terms in office, the limit according to the Ghanaian Constitution, Rawlings endorsed his vice-president John Atta Mills as presidential candidate in 2000.
Put Ghana first: Rawlings, Kufuor urge EC, stakeholders
Rawlings, Nana Konadu pay final respects to Oseadeeyo Addo Dankwa III
Rawlings, Akufo-Addo cause traffic jam in Akropong
Use airwaves in decent manner — Rawlings
Zenator Rawlings sued again
Rawlings calls for political comportment and decent use of the airwaves
Rawlings lauds peace ambassadors
Rawlings commends Stephen Appiah, Sol Campbell, others for playing for peace
Court shoots down Zanetor Rawlings’s opponents
Four ask court to invite EC over Zenator Rawlings’s case
Group wants Zanetor Rawlings to step aside
Reignite spirit of fighting corruption:Rawlings
Rawlings denies traveling with Mahama's delegation to Ouagadougou
Corruption: Don't take peace loving nature of Ghanaians for granted - Rawlings warns (video)
Rawlings celebrates courageous Kenyan Muslims (Statement)
Three petition former Presidents Kufuor, Rawlings over branded buses
Take the Energy out of the Power of Hate - Rawlings
We are losing spirit of patriotism — Rawlings
Rawlings laments scarce patriotism in Ghana
Disqualify Dr Zanetor Rawlings - 4 Petition party
Rawlings not mediating Zanetor, Herbert child custody fight
Herbert Mensah in court to fight for two kids with Ezanetor Rawlings
NDC Primary: Dr Ezanetor Rawlings wins in Klottey-Korley constituency
Re: Dr. (E)Zanetor Rawlings at NDC vetting
Rawlings throw weight behind Zanetor's parliamentary bid
Dr Ezenator Rawlings at NDC vetting
Rawlings supports credible electoral register
Rawlings predicts tough 2016 polls 
I have been part of NDC since 1992 — Ezenator Rawlings
Leadership is not about politics---Dr Rawlings
Judicial corruption: Former President Rawlings calls for circumspection
Rawlings: Global inequality promotes conflict
Rawlings settles Taxi Driver, Melbond suit
Rawlings to grace Ghana’s Fastest Human Sat.
Formal education has undermined values — Rawlings
Rawlings informed of demise of Ejurahene
Rawlingses send best wishes to Ghanaian Muslims
Rawlings storms court to support taxi driver
Rawlings: Arrest & prosecute perpetrators of Talensi violence
Rawlings at launch of UN Volunteers State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2015
Promote volunteerism - Rawlings urges govts, leaders
Rawlings tasks United States to re-examine multiparty democracy
Rawlings asks United States to re-examine multi-party democracy
Rawlings: Pursuit of money has led to state of mindlessness
Stop acts that cause disasters — Rawlings
Jerry Rawlings is the coolest President ever - Yvonne Nelson
I wish I had a bulldozer - Rawlings speaks on deadly Accra floods
Implement recommendations of mayors summit - Rawlings
How is that disrespectful? - Hannah Tetteh replies Rawlings
Angry Rawlings blasts "disrespectful" Hannah Tetteh