Ghana’s Electoral Commission announced late Friday that John Atta Mills, leader of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) had secured a narrow victory over the ruling NPP.

Mills won 50. 23% over 49.77 for Nana Akuffo-Addo, according to Reuters News Service. This makes Mills the winner of the run-off elections and puts him on the path to be Ghana’s next president. Mills will take over from two-term limited John Kufuor who steps down January 7.