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We have stock of new and secondhand Scaffolding. From September 1 through 9, , the delegation assessed the political environment in Liberia in advance of the October 11 presidential and legislative elections. The delegation met with a broad spectrum of Liberian political and civic leaders, government officials, electoral authorities and representatives of the international community in Monrovia. In addition, the delegation traveled outside Monrovia to Bomi, Bong and Grand Bassa Counties, and was informed by in-country staff members and long-term observers who have visited all 15 counties in recent months.
It is intended to be read together with the statement, providing additional observations and details. In support of Liberia's transition from more than two decades of recurring civil conflict to reconciliation and reconstruction, The Carter Center is pleased to contribute to the Oct, 11, , presidential and legislative elections as international observers. These elections are an essential element in the process towards sustainable peace, as expressed in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement CPA signed in Accra in Aug.
Paul Simon co-led the mission. May 6, Final Report: Following an invitation from the High National Election Commission, The Carter Center deployed a team of six experts to Libya to assess the elections for a member constituent assembly, or the Constitution Drafting Assembly CDA , the body charged with drafting a new Libyan constitution according to Libya's interim constitution.
The Carter Center team visited Libya in December to learn about the candidate registration process and other key preparations and returned in mid-January to conduct an expert mission focused on key election administration issues. The elections were soundly administered by the High National Election Commission; however, they failed to achieve the desired inclusiveness to have a truly representative body.
The Carter Center is conducting a small expert mission in Libya to assess the legal framework, key issues related to the administration and preparation of elections, and the overall political environment ahead of Feb. These elections represent an important stage in the country's transition to democracy. On behalf of The Carter Center, I would like to thank the people and government of Libya for inviting us to observe the July 7, , election of a General National Congress GNC that is preparing the way for entrenching democratic government for the first time in the country's 60 years of independence.
In accepting this invitation, we knew that Libyans were recovering from the effects of a deadly civil war that ended only in October with the overthrow of the dictator Muammar Qadhafi. The Carter Center welcomes the announcement of preliminary election results by Libya's High National Elections Commission HNEC on July 17, , and congratulates HNEC staff for their diligence in completing the tabulation process in a timely manner and for their efforts to ensure that all voters had an opportunity to participate in the elections.
The July 7 elections provided Libyans an historic opportunity to vote in meaningful national polls for the first time in almost six decades. The international community did not recognize Rajoelina's coup or his government. Isolated and without critical international support, the Malagasy people suffered as domestic political battles derailed development.
Following a protracted political crisis, these elections offer an opportunity that we are hopeful will reinstate a democratically-elected government, enable Madagascar to rejoin the community of nations, and provide a foundation through which to address the prolonged humanitarian crisis that has continued to escalate within recent years.
June 7, Postelection Statement on Mali Elections, June 7, This is the Carter Center's second and final public statement on the presidential elections in Mali. The Center conveyed its preliminary observations of the first round of the presidential elections in an interim statement issued on May 7.
This final statement summarizes the Center's overall impressions of Mali's presidential elections. A comprehensive report, including recommendations for electoral reform, is forthcoming. These elections mark an important step in Mali's democratic transition following the completion of President Alpha Oumar Konare's two terms in office.
Overall, the elections were peaceful, well managed and conducted in a spirit of transparency. The high number of presidential candidates 24 indicates significant enthusiasm for multiparty electoral competition but also the highly personalized character of politics in Mali. The general atmosphere during the electoral campaign was positive and there were no reports of intimidation before or on election day.
However, the conduct of some elements of the electoral process has generated concerns about the accuracy and reliability of the reported results. Observing the Mexico Elections PDF The Carter Center has a long history of engagement with Mexico with the shared goal of improving the electoral system in that country. July 2, Pre-Election Statement on Mexico Election, July 2, At the invitation of the major political parties and the government of Mexico and with the welcome of the Federal Election Institute, the Latin American and the Caribbean Program LACP of the Carter Center, representing the Council of Presidents and Prime Ministers, dispatched an exploratory mission to Mexico on June , to assess the electoral process and propose a strategy to monitor the elections of July 2nd.
July 13, Final Report: June 16, Final Report: The elections were overall more competitive, peaceful, and transparent than previous elections The Carter Center has observed in Mozambique. The team visited polling stations in 82 of districts and was led by Raila Odinga, former prime minister of Kenya; and co-led by Denis Kadima, executive director of EISA; and John Stremlau, vice president of peace programs for The Carter Center. The observation mission was conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation.
Political parties must also be held accountable since it is their representatives in the CNE and the Technical Secretariat for Election Administration STAE who are responsible for the overall success or failure of the elections. The Center has attempted to observe and assess as much of the verification process as possible but has been hindered by a lack of cooperation by the CNE. The Center has followed several issues since the election days that were of concern, including the arrest of Renamo representatives in the Manica, Niassa, and Nampula provinces, delayed poll openings in rural areas of Zambezia, and low voter turnout.
The Center will maintain its presence in Mozambique until the conclusion of the elections and then will publish a comprehensive report. The Center observed the and elections, and has been engaged in initiatives in Mozambique, including support for the Agenda national consensus-building initiative and agriculture production technologies through SG John Hardman will lead a member international delegation to observe Mozambique's presidential and legislative elections.
The Carter Center, which observed the national elections and the municipal elections, was invited by the National Election Commission and welcomed by all major political parties to observe the Dec. The purpose of the mission was twofold: Party delegates from two or more candidates or party lists were present in most polling stations.
The participation of candidates from nine smaller parties and six civic groups, in addition to those of the ruling Frelimo party and main opposition Renamo-Electoral Union coalition, speaks to the desire for spirited multiparty competition in Mozambique's 33 municipalities.
The Carter Center observed the election process for over one year, from December through March Based on its in-depth observation, The Carter Center reaffirms its congratulations to the people of Myanmar, who exercised their political rights with pride and enthusiasm.
Their empowerment and commitment to the democratic process was not only remarkable but crucial to counterbalancing the considerable structural impediments to fully democratic elections. Both on election day and in the preceding months, they participated as voters, observers, political party agents, election officials, and civil society activists. The first week of campaigning, as observed by the Center in three states, was peaceful, and parties report being able to conduct their campaign activities without significant difficulty.
The Center remains concerned that strict enforcement of campaign regulations, and recently announced limitations on political speech, could have a negative impact on pre-election political space. Observer accreditation procedures have been finalized, a large number of political parties have announced intentions to compete, and most parties have signed a code of conduct.
March 30, The Carter Center Issues Report and Recommendations on Myanmar's Electoral Process Myanmar's Union Election Commission is making efforts to improve the transparency and integrity of the electoral process in advance of the general elections, according to a Carter Center monitoring mission report released today. However, a number of key challenges need to be addressed in order to ensure that the upcoming elections earn the confidence of voters, political parties, and civil society organizations.
These findings remain preliminary, pending the announcement of election results and the resolution of any disputes. A final report that includes recommendations to help strengthen the conduct of future elections in Nepal will be published in early Political Transition Monitoring in Nepal, PDF in Nepali In this final report, The Carter Center summarizes the key political and electoral findings observed by the Center; explains briefly the history and context of Nepal's political transition process; describes in-depth the Center's efforts to design and implement a political transition observation project; and explains the methodology, achievements, lessons learned, and relevant questions for future consideration for those who may be interested to pursue similar work.
May 16, Final Report: The Center hopes that the findings and recommendations in this report will be taken into consideration by the constituent assembly, the election commission, the government, political parties, and civil society when discussing electoral reform.
The Election Commission of Nepal estimated the voter turnout at more than 70 percent. The Nepali people have demonstrated their dedication to ending the decade-long conflict and their interest in a new and inclusive leadership that will tackle the difficult issues involved in drafting a new constitution and restructuring the Nepali state, and will work to address the critical need for poverty alleviation and widespread development in Nepal.
This is a testament to the commitment and dedication of the Nepali people and their political leadership to sustainable peace and multi-party democracy. April 12, Nepal Constituent Assembly Election - Preliminary Statement by The Carter Center The Carter Center found that the majority of Nepali voters participated in a remarkable and relatively peaceful constituent assembly election on April 10, President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will lead the Center's international election observation delegation to Nepal.
Surakiart Sathirathai, former deputy prime minister of Thailand, will co-lead the delegation with the Carters. March 18, Carter Center Urges an End to Election-Related Violence in Nepal Carter Center's international election observation mission in Nepal has observed the pre-electoral environment in the country for the past 14 months.
The Center is encouraged by the level of electoral preparations and campaigning presently taking place, as this represents a marked increase from the two previous election periods in June and November Nepal's political leaders need to respond to these expectations by holding a credible election for the constituent assembly on April 10, The Center hopes that Nepal's political leadership will now use the time ahead of them wisely to reach reasonable compromises on key issues in dispute.
The Carter Center is encouraged by the renewed commitment of all parties to maintaining unity and pursuing intensive negotiations to resolve contentious issues.
Since March , The Center's 13 international long-term observers LTOs have visited all of Nepal's 75 districts, in many cases multiple times, reaching not only to district headquarters but also to the village level. In March , the mission deployed 13 long-term observers LTOs representing nine different nationalities throughout Nepal to assess the political and electoral environment in the period leading up to the constituent assembly election. April 16, Pre-election Statement: Carter Center Election Observation Mission in Nepal The Carter Center congratulates Nepal's sustained commitment to the peace process and applauds efforts to address political differences through dialogue.
Following the Election Commission of Nepal's April 13 announcement indicating that a June constituent assembly election is not technically feasible, it is now up to Nepali political leaders to focus their efforts on putting the proper conditions in place for the conduct of a sound electoral process in a realistic timeframe.
Fraudulent local elections in , a questionable Supreme Court decision in October to permit the candidacy of incumbent President Daniel Ortega, and a presidential decree in January extending the Supreme Electoral Council CSE magistrates in office after their terms expired provided the context for a deeply flawed election process.
Nevertheless, we are troubled by the reports of significant deficiencies in the electoral process in Nicaragua and their implications for democratic governance. It is perplexing that a country that is showing social and economic improvement has at the same time permitted an erosion of democratic institutions. These results indicate that Daniel Ortega has a clear lead of 9 percent over the second place finisher Eduardo Montealegre in the presidential race.
This is the 4th national election The Carter Center has observed in Nicaragua since , and each experience brings fresh lessons. Your country has always held a special place in my heart. President Jimmy Carter as co-leaders in observing Nicaragua's national elections on Nov. The Carter Center delegation will also include 50 international observers deployed throughout the country.
The Carter Center Election Observation Mission in Nicaragua Having accompanied Nicaragua's election process throughout , and monitored it intensively since September, The Carter Center takes this occasion to express its views concerning the progress of the preparations for the November 5th balloting.
The Center will also initiate observation of the Department of Managua from its office in the capital this week. July 6, Statement by Former U. Jaime Aparicio, and our political analyst David Dye.
President Jimmy Carter will visit Nicaragua from July , , to assess the progress of preparations for that country's national election on November 5. During his stay, President Carter will meet with Nicaragua's electoral and governmental authorities to discuss possible modalities for a Carter Center election observation mission.
He will also meet with the entire spectrum of participants in this year's election, along with Nicaraguan civil society organizations and both national and international observers. Roberto Rivas, an invitation to observe Nicaragua's regional and national elections to be held in March and November respectively. April 1, Final Report: The Carter Center monitored the election at the invitation of the Supreme Electoral Council CSE and with the encouragement of political parties and civic groups.
We have witnessed the growth of democracy in this beautiful country. It has organized an election observation mission, and in July sent a first delegation to Managua to undertake an initial evaluation of the electoral process. To support the work of the delegation, a person advance team of observers visited nine states in all six geo-political zones Nov. Sani Abacha in June and the positive steps taken towards democracy by his successor, Gen.
Abdulsalami Abubakar raised the hopes that Nigeria might end a year period of non-democratic rule. The Carter Center monitored all stages of the transition, culminating in the Feb.
The report details Nigeria's troubled past, transition issues, and the monitoring of the elections. A more detailed report will be made available at a 10 AM press conference tomorrow following further releases of election results, a more detailed analysis of the observations of our delegation, and of the information collected from the thousands of Nigerian election observers.
Our member delegation visited polling stations and collation centers in 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. The observation mission was supported by a grant from the United States Agency for International Development. PDF Pre-election assessment, January 6. April 15, Final Report: The delegation examined technical preparations and the political environment leading up to the presidential election in the West Bank and Gaza, currently scheduled for Sunday, Jan.
July 1, Final Report: Hundreds of thousands of Peruvians helped to ensure the integrity of the election process, sending a clear message of their desire and determination to establish a government based on a democratic electoral mandate. The delegation visited Peru from April 30 through May 5, The delegation visited Peru from March 17 through March 24, The delegation visited Peru from February 7 through February 11, Prior to the voting on April 9, NDI and The Carter Center organized three high-level pre-election assessment missions and opened a Lima office in January to provide in-country monitoring of electoral developments.
May 4, Final Report: Carter Center Limited Mission to the May Elections in the Philippines PDF With the agreement of the Philippine election commission, The Carter Center conducted a limited observation mission to the Philippine elections of May 10, , to assess the impact of automated voting technology on the electoral process.
In September, The Carter Center deployed eight long-term observers to monitor election preparations by the electoral authorities in Freetown and around the country. The mission surged in November, with some 40 observers from 18 countries able to visit over polling stations in 64 constituencies in all 14 districts throughout the country. The Center's findings are detailed in this report. Carter Center observers reported that voting and counting processes were peaceful, orderly, transparent, and in general accordance with Sierra Leone's legal framework and obligations for democratic elections.
Carter Center observers report that the campaign period has been generally peaceful, allowing political parties to assemble freely and to convey their message to potential voters. After ten years of devastating civil war, the Sierra Leonean people have made a courageous choice in favor of peace.
They should be congratulated for this choice and every effort must be made to ensure that the peace will be a lasting one. Election day itself is only one part of this process. A long road still lies ahead for Sierra Leoneans as they seek to consolidate democratic institutions, reaffirm the rule of law, and build a framework for sustainable development. Several million Southern Sudanese, casting ballots in all 25 states of Sudan and eight other countries, voted nearly unanimously for separation in the referendum for the self-determination of Southern Sudan mandated by the Comprehensive Peace Agreement CPA.
The Carter Center observed the entirety of the referendum process, beginning in August and continuing through the conclusion of polling, counting, and tabulation of votes. This is an important opportunity for South Sudanese to provide input and demonstrate citizens' interest in the political process. The Carter Center urges interested stakeholders to review the bill and participate in the public hearing, which will be held Feb. With a new transitional constitution in place, it is critical that the spirit of inclusiveness continues as the Republic of South Sudan takes additional steps to form the foundation of its legal system as a sovereign country.
July 15, Sudan: The Carter Center Calls for Formal Extension of the Blue Nile Popular Consultations In a report issued today, The Carter Center recognized the announcement of Sudan President Omar al-Bashir to extend the Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan popular consultations, and urged the National Assembly to formalize this extension, creating a specific timetable to consider issues raised in public hearings and opening discussions on a national level as deemed necessary.
As Southern Sudan prepares for independence in the face of recent armed conflict with the North, it is critically important that the Government of Southern Sudan GoSS and the ruling Sudan People's Liberation Movement SPLM take steps to demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusive and participatory governance.
In the short time remaining before independence on July 9, the GoSS should make efforts to review previous citizen input on the draft transitional constitution, and both before and after its entry into force take greater steps to inform citizens about the transition process. May 18, Vote in South Kordofan is Peaceful and Credible, Despite Climate of Insecurity and Some Irregularities Despite a climate of heightened insecurity and instances of procedural irregularities that removed an important safeguard of the process, South Kordofan's elections were generally peaceful and credible.
The voting, counting, and results aggregation processes were conducted in a nonpartisan and transparent manner under intense scrutiny from leading political parties. The Carter Center urges calm during the aggregation of results for the South Kordofan gubernatorial and legislative elections. The Carter Center calls on all contesting parties and candidates to continue to observe the results aggregation peacefully, to ask their supporters to remain calm and to seek recourse to potential electoral disputes through established legal channels.
Although the recently concluded candidate nomination period was largely conducted transparently, efficiently, and peacefully, there have been worrying developments during the campaign period.
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