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John Atta Mills

John Atta Mills
Personal data
Date of birth21 July 1944(age 71)
Place of birthTarkwa, Gold Coast
Political partyNational Democratic Congress
SpouseErnestina Naaduu Mills
ResidenceOsu Castle
Alma materUniversity of Ghana
London School of Economics
School of Oriental and African Studies
ProfessionUniversity professor of law
President of Ghana
(3rd President of the 4th Republic)
Assumed office7 January 2009
PresidentJohn Dramani Mahama
Vice PresidentJohn Dramani Mahama
Preceded byJohn Agyekum Kufuor
2nd Vice President of Ghana
In office7 January 1997 - 7 January 2001
PresidentJerry John Rawlings
Succeeded byAliu Mahama
Preceded byKow Nkensen Arkaah

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John Evans Fifii Atta Mills (born 21 July 1944) is the third and current President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana. He was inaugurated on 7 January 2009, having defeated the ruling party candidate Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2008 election. He was Vice President from 1997 to 2001 under President Jerry Rawlings, and stood unsuccessfully in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections as the candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

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