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On The Ground in Egypt: Carter Center Mission Witnesses June 16-17 Presidential Runoff Election

A limited Carter Center mission witnessed the June 16-17 runoff election for Egypt’s president, with 90 witnesses from 36 countries deployed to follow polling, counting, and those parts of the tabulation processes to which the Center had access.  Abdel Karim Al-Eryani, former prime minister of Yemen, Marwan Muasher, foreign minister of Jordan, Jason Carter, state senator of Georgia, and David Carroll, director of the Carter Center’s Democracy Program led the mission.

The Center released its preliminary statement on the second round of Egypt’s presidential election on June 19.  Read the full statement in English or عربي >>

Photos below are from the first day of voting in Egypt’s runoff election, June 16, 2012.

Poll workers at Shakshouk Preparatory School

Poll workers at Shakshouk Preparatory School in Shakshouk Village, approximately 50 miles south of Cairo. (All photos by Maurice Chammah/The Carter Center.)

A man casts his ballot on June 16 at the Shakshouk Preparatory School in Shakshouk Village.

A man casts his ballot on June 16 at the Shakshouk Preparatory School in Shakshouk Village.

Carter Center Delegation Co-Leader and State Senator Jason Carter, Field Office Director Sanne van den Bergh, and logistics coordinator Sameh Ibrahim meet with a judge overseeing a polling station at Aisha Hasaneen Primary School in Fayoum.

Carter Center Delegation Co-Leader and State Senator Jason Carter, Field Office Director Sanne van den Bergh, and logistics coordinator Sameh Ibrahim meet with a judge overseeing a polling station at Aisha Hasaneen Primary School in Fayoum.

A man checks in to vote at the Shakshouk Preparatory School.

A man checks in to vote at the Shakshouk Preparatory School.

A judge checks the I.D. card of a voter at Aisha Hasaneen Primary School in Fayoum.

A judge checks the I.D. card of a voter at Aisha Hasaneen Primary School in Fayoum.

Former Jordanian Ambassador Marwan Muasher, State Senator of Georgia Jason Carter, and former Prime Minister of Yemen Abdel Karim Al-Eryani meet with representatives of the Freedom and Justice Party on June 16.

Former Jordanian Ambassador Marwan Muasher, Georgia State Senator Jason Carter, and former Prime Minister of Yemen Abdel Karim Al-Eryani meet with representatives of the Freedom and Justice Party on June 16.

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    Muhammad Ali Maher on June 19, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I love being a part of such a great center, and i was pleasured working with you in witnessing the EGYPTIAN ELECTIONS….. and i am here to say thank you TCC. love you

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    Mike on June 21, 2012 at 12:33 am

    What about the millions of christians who were threatened and/or prevented from voting by the Muslim Bortherhood in Upper Egypt? did anyone witness that?

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