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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, Carter Center Experts Brief Ambassadors Circle Members in Atlanta

More than 140 Ambassadors Circle members and friends are gathered at The Carter Center in Atlanta for the 2010 Annual Executive Briefing and Presidential Reception today.  The two-day event, featuring firsthand updates from the Center’s peace and health experts, kicked off with an opening evening reception April 22 followed by Conversations at The Carter Center, “Improving the Lives of Women …

Final Day of Voting in Sudan; Carter Center Observes Across Country

Watch Carter Center observers in Sudan as Sarah Johnson, assistant director of the Democracy Program, explains the significance of these elections and importance of having an observer presence.

Elections Begin in Sudan; Carter Center Observes

In Sudan, people across the country began voting on Sunday. Here are images from the first two days of balloting. This is the 78th election observed by The Carter Center.

Carter Center Deploys Observers Throughout Sudan; Voting Begins Sunday

Deborah Hakes is assistant director of public information for The Carter Center.

Sudan’s historic elections, the country’s first in 24 years, begin on Sunday and will include nearly one week of voting and counting the ballots.  The Carter Center deployed approximately 70 observers to Sudan’s 25 states. Campaigning officially ended today, and in Khartoum, election materials were packed up on …

Jimmy Carter to Lead Delegation to Observe Sudan Elections

The Carter Center announced today that former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former Algerian Foreign Minister and member of the Elders Lakhdar Brahimi, Judge Joseph Warioba, and Carter Center President and CEO Dr. John Hardman will lead the Center’s international election observation delegation to observe Sudan’s elections, which are scheduled to begin on April 11.

The Center’s long-term observers have assessed …

Cote d’Ivoire Elections Face Challenges, Carter Center Remains Engaged

Recent political events in Cote d’Ivoire introduced a serious disruption, hopefully temporary, of election preparations and demonstrated how easily the West African country could slide back into conflict. Elections there have been delayed several times; The Carter Center has been the only international election observation group present during the entire process and has deployed teams of observers for different phases …