April 8, 2010, 11:40 am
By Deborah Hakes
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 pre-election developments throughout the country since August 2009. They are now joined by more than 60 international short-term observers who will assess the electoral environment surrounding polling, counting, and vote tabulation.
Listen to David Carroll, director of the Carter Center’s Democracy Program, as he explains the importance of election observers in Sudan.
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Read more about the Carter Center’s election observation mission to Sudan at www.cartercenter.org/sudan-eom.
Deborah Hakes is assistant director of public information at The Carter Center.