Skirt and blouse voting mark Election 2012

BY: Abigail Bonsu

Hanna Louisa Bisiw, Deputy Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing won the parliamentary seat on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress Election 2012 has been characterised by the‘skirt and blouse’ trend of voting.

‘Skirt and blouse’ refers to the situation where a political party may win the presidential election but lose out on the parliamentary seat or vice versa.

In the Tano South Constituency, Hanna Louisa Bisiw, Deputy Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing won the parliamentary seat on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) with 19236 votes but the New Patriotic Party (NPP) won the presidential with 19234 votes as against 17677 votes for the NDC.


For the Tema East Constituency, Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover grabbed the seat for the NPP with 30,075 votes while the NDC won the presidential with 32,162.

The Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem (KEEA) Constituency saw the NDC winning the presidential with 31,777 votes while the NPP’s Stephen Nana Ato Arthur won the parliamentary seat with 22,151 votes.

Having tried three times to enter parliament, Baba Jamal was lucky on his fourth attempt by winning the Akwatia Constituency seat with 20,471 votes  but the NPP won the presidential with a bigger margin.

Prof George Yaw Djan-Baffour won the Wenchi parliamentary seat for the NPP with 20,878 votes but the party failed to win the presidential, which went to the NDC which polled 20,404 votes as against 19,692 for the NPP.

In the Ahafo Ano North Constituency, Adusei Kwasi won on the ticket of the NDC with 18841 votes while the NPP took the presidential with 18913 votes as compared to 18083 votes ganered by the NDC.