Carter Center Delegation Arrives in Ghana to Observe
the Presidential Runoff Elections
Dec. 26, 2008
ACCRA Carter Center election observers returned to Ghana this week to observe election preparations and voting for the presidential runoff elections on Dec. 28. The returning short-term observers, who were deployed throughout Ghana for the Dec. 7 election, join the Center's long-term observers, who have been deployed since late-September. Observers will be briefed for two days then deployed to all 10 regions in the country.
The 58-member election observation delegation is being co-led by the Honorable Aminu Bello Masari, former speaker of the House of Representatives in Nigeria, and Dr. John Stremlau, vice president for peace programs at The Carter Center.
The delegation will hold a media opportunity at a polling station in Accra on election day, Dec. 28, and a press conference on Dec. 30 to release their preliminary findings.
The Carter Center conducts election observation activities in a nonpartisan, professional manner in accordance with applicable law and international standards for election observation as set forth in the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation. The Center coordinates closely with other international and domestic observer delegations and publishes its statements on its Web site: www.cartercenter.org.
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