Text of report by French state-funded public broadcaster Radio France Internationale on 7 January; subheadings inserted editorially
[Presenter] He was not the clear favourite at the beginning and he managed to snatch victory from the ruling party candidate. John Atta-Mills will today take the oath of office in Ghana. His election has been hailed as a sign of successful change [of government].
Why did democracy win? Can this victory be an example? These were questions fielded by Alpha Oumar Konare. He was Mali's [former] president and the [former] African Union Commission chairman. He launched the United States of Africa movement in Bamako. Alpha Oumar Konare is Christophe Boisbouvier's guest.
Ghana's successful democratic change
[Boisbouvier] Alpha Oumar Konare, good morning.
[Konare] Good morning.
[Boisbouvier] Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga termed John Atta Mills' …