On 7 December Ghanaians will go to the polls to elect their next president and parliament.

The presidential candidates for the main political parties are already campaigning across the country as the national media turns its attention to the upcoming poll.

The frontrunners in the presidential race are former attorney general, minister of justice and minister of foreign affairs Nana Akufo-Addo of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), who is hoping to replace incumbent president John Kufuor when he steps down after two terms in office; and university law professor John Evans Atta Mills of the main opposition party National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Candidates for smaller parties include management consultant Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom of the Convention People