SENEGAL FORMER PM, CARTER CENTER CHAIRMAN TO LEAD ELECTIONS OBSERVATION
The former Prime Minister of Senegal and the Chairman of the Carter Center will be leading the elections observation mission for this year’s general and regional elections…Posted by Safetv2 Headline News on Monday, 10 February 2020
This morning, the Carter Center announced that the former Prime Minister of Senegal Aminata Touré and Chairperson of the Carter Center Jason J. Carter will co-lead the Center’s international election observation mission in Guyana. Chairperson Carter, the grandson of Jimmy Carter expressed optimism for the elections. Carter said,
“This election is an important opportunity for all Guyanese to rise above political divisions, respect democratic principles, and move together toward a brighter future. I look forward to returning to Guyana to observe this important election.”
While Touré said that she is honored to co-lead the mission saying “We hope the election will help move Guyana forward in the spirit of inclusive governance.”
According to the release,
“The Carter Center has had a core team and group of long-term observers in Guyana since early January. Carter and Touré will arrive in the days leading up to the election to meet with key stakeholders — including political party candidates, civil society organizations, government officials, and other international election observer missions, before observing polling, counting, and tabulation on March 2.
The Carter Center is observing Guyana’s general election at the invitation of the government of Guyana.”