Jerry John Rawlings

Jerry John Rawlings (22 June 1947 – 12 November 2020) was a Ghanaian military officer and politician who led the country from 1981 to 2001 and also for a brief period in 1979. He led a military junta until 1992, and then served two terms as the democratically elected President of Ghana. Rawlings initially came to power in Ghana as a flight lieutenant of the Ghana Air Force following a coup d'état in 1979. Prior to that, he led an unsuccessful coup attempt against the ruling military government on 15 May 1979, just five weeks before scheduled democratic elections were due to take place. After initially handing power over to a civilian government, he took back control of the country on 31 December 1981 as the Chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC). In 1992, Rawlings resigned from the military, founded the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and became the first President of the Fourth Republic. He was re-elected in 1996 for four more years. After two terms in office, the limit according to the Ghanaian Constitution, Rawlings endorsed his vice-president John Atta Mills as presidential candidate in 2000.
EC responds to NDP and justifies disqualification of Agyeman-Rawlings
'Multiple voter' knocks out Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings
Guard against corruption, political arrogance. Rawlings tells Burkina Faso
Rawlings’ office cautions event organisers
Rawlings remains jewel in fight for social justice — Dr Djokoto
Power, money replace respect, dignity in society — Rawlings
Accra Brewery to honour former Prez Rawlings, 24 others
Rawlings to chair Sankara memorial project
Rawlings urges NDC not to underrate NPP in December polls
Dr Rawlings presents gifts to Chiefs towards Homowo celebrations
Ahead of 2016 Election...Rawlings urges sober politics
Rawlings: let’s engage in sober politics ahead of elections
 Stop using Rawlings’ photos on NPP flyers 
JJ Rawlings: 'I can’t be bribed. Posterity will judge me'
Rawlings: I don't miss being President
Rawlings endorses Akufo-Addo; Says he's not corrupt
My comment on Komla Dumor taken out of context — Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings
Former President Jerry John Rawlings speaks at NDP congress
Why ex-President Rawlings visited Flagstaff House
Bring back Bazooka — Ex-Prez Rawlings appeals
Don’t attribute false statements to me - Rawlings
Rawlingses mourn with President Mahama
Rawlings, Nana Konadu mourn with Mahama
Accept criticism in good faith - Rawlings tells NDC
Rawlings pays poetic tribute to Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali taught us to be bold and fearless – Rawlings
Former Prez Rawlings bemoans wanton destruction of environment
Rawlings threatens to sue Africawatch
Bukom Banku wants Rawlingses to re-commit to NDC
Rawlings prays for lasting justice for Ya-Naa
Ghana's educational system lacks substance and essence - Rawlings
Rawlings calls on Russia to renew influence in developing world
Court suspends Ashietey vs Rawlings case over constitutional clause
Rawlings, Nana Konadu mourn with Ofosu-Amaah Family
Anti-corruption institutions weak - Rawlings, Rowley
Anti-Corruption Institutions weak – Rawlings, Rowley
Rawlings warns against cheating in 2016 polls
Zanetor Rawlings displays voters ID card
I don’t subscribe to politics of ethnic bias - Rawlings
Rawlings, Pohamba pray for peaceful elections
Rawlings condoles NPP on Jake's death
Stemming spate of callous killings. . . Rawlings calls for capital punishment
Zanetor Rawlings is not a registered voter - EC explains
Name UDS after Rawlings — Haruna Iddrisu
Put Ghana first: Rawlings, Kufuor urge EC, stakeholders
Rawlings, Nana Konadu pay final respects to Oseadeeyo Addo Dankwa III
Rawlings, Akufo-Addo cause traffic jam in Akropong
Use airwaves in decent manner — Rawlings
Zenator Rawlings sued again
Rawlings calls for political comportment and decent use of the airwaves