Presence of independent candidates foster democratic process
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Presence of independent candidates foster democratic process


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Political Scientist and member of IRIS Research Consortium, Dr John Osae-Kwapong has indicated that having independent candidates in the governance of the country helps to strengthen the state's democratic process.
"Having independent candidates in principle is a good thing. I think it is helpful to the democratic process," he said.
"A few instances of Independent candidates winning have come from regions that you can point to as party strongholds."


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