French President Francois Hollande has commended the people of Ghana for successfully voting to choose a leader, describing Ghana as an exemplary democratic country.
A brief letter signed by President Hollande also congratulated President-elect John Dramani Mahama on his victory, while assuring president Mahama of continuous support from the French government to deepen democracy in Ghana.
Read the letter below:
The President of the Republic Paris, 13th December, 2012.
As I learn that the Electoral Commission announced your victory at the presidential election, it is a great pleasure for me to address to you my deepest congratulations.
For the French people, Ghana represents an exemplary democratic country. I am convinced that, led by you, your country will go on reinforcing the rule of law and dialogue between all Ghanaians as well as maintaining a high level of development.
I wish to go further in the partnership between France and Ghana and I would be pleased to welcome you in Paris.
Please accept, Mr. President, the assurances of my highest consideration.
His Excellency, Mr.John DRAMANI MAHAMA, President of the Republic of Ghana, Accra.