February 12, 2010, 3:29 pm
By The Carter Center
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter met with Sudanese officials to urge peace and stability in the nation as it prepares for its first multi-party elections in 24 years in April, which the Carter Center’s international election observation team will monitor. The meetings were part of a Feb. 9-12 tour of Sudan, to also encourage the country’s final push toward Guinea worm eradication.
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President Carter listens to concerns of opposition political party leaders gathered to meet him with their complaints report in Juba. The Carter Center will observe Sudan's multi-party elections in April--the first in 24 years.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, with Carter Center President and CEO Dr. John Hardman and a Carter Center delegation, meets with the Southern Sudan High Elections Committee in Juba during his Feb. 9-12 tour of Southern Sudan.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter meets the Carter Center Democracy Program staff in Southern Sudan.
Carter Center Democracy Program Director Dr. David Carroll (from left), Sudan Domestic Election Observation and Monitoring Programme (SuDEMOP) representative and election observer Lorna Merekaji, Democracy Program Assistant Director Sarah Johnson, and the Center's Domestic Observation Program Director Said Sanadiki discuss Sudan's upcoming multi-party elections at the Carter Center's offices in Juba.
Zahra Said Ali, programme coordinator for SuNDE--the Sudanese Network for Democratic Elections--presents a report on observations to Dr. Carroll, Dr. Hardman, and the Carter Center delegation.
Posted in Elections, Sudan