Jan. 18, 2014
Carter Center Commends Peaceful Release of Madagascar Final Election Results; Urges Commitment to Reconciliation (En français)
Following today's announcement of final presidential election results, The Carter Center congratulates the people of Madagascar on reaching this key milestone and urges continued commitment to peace and reconciliation.
Dec. 22, 2013
Carter Center Congratulates Madagascar on a Calm and Transparent Polling Process; Encourages Renewed Commitment to National Reconciliation (En français)
On Dec. 20, Madagascar held legislative elections and the second round of presidential elections. 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.
Nov. 15, 2002
Final Report: Observing The 2002 Mali Presidential Elections (PDF)
The Final Report by The Carter Center of the 2002 Mali Presidential Election.
June 7, 2002
Postelection Statement on Mali Elections, June 7, 2002
This is the Carter Center's second and final public statement on the 2002 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.
May 7, 2002
Postelection Statement on Mali Elections, May 7, 2002
The Carter Center welcomes the completion of the first round of Mali's 2002 presidential elections. 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.
March 1, 2001
Final Report: Observing the 2000 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, 2000
Pre-Election Statement on Mexico Election, July 2, 2000
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 12-14, 2000 to assess the electoral process and propose a strategy to monitor the elections of July 2nd. Led by Dr. Robert Pastor, former Director of the LACP, and Dr. Shelley McConnell, Associate Director of the LACP, the four-member team met with senior party officials, members of the government, IFE, the Electoral Tribunal, and diplomats.
Oct. 1, 1997
Final Report: Observing the 1997 Mexico Elections (PDF)
The Carter Center sent a study mission to Mexico during the July 6, 1997 electoral process.
Aug. 1, 1994
Final Report: Observing the 1994 Mexico Elections (PDF)
The final report on the 1994 Mexico Elections by The Carter Center.
July 13, 1992
Final Report: Observing the 1992 Mexico Elections (PDF)
In response to an invitation by 8 Mexican observer groups, The Carter Center's Council of Freely-Elected Heads of Government sent a delegation of 8 people to witness the observation of the elections in Michoacan and Chihuahua.
Oct. 17, 2014
The Carter Center Congratulates Mozambicans on Largely Peaceful Vote; Encourages Calm As Tabulation Process Continues (Em Português)
The Carter Center and the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) deployed a team of 87 observers representing 40 countries to observe Mozambique's Oct. 15, 2014, presidential, national assembly, and provincial elections at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. The team visited 543 polling stations in 82 of 151 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.
Oct. 1, 2005
Final Report: Observing the 2004 Mozambique Elections (PDF) (Em Português)
The final Carter Center report on the Dec. 1-2, 2004, Mozambique elections.
Jan. 26, 2005
Postelection Statement on Mozambique Elections, Jan. 26, 2005 (English and Portuguese)
The Carter Center recognizes the overall results and congratulates the elected Frelimo President Armando Emílio Guebuza. However, the Center concludes the National Elections Commission (CNE) has not administered a fair and transparent election in all parts of Mozambique. 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.
Dec. 21, 2004
Postelection Statement on Mozambique Elections, Dec. 21, 2004 (English and Portuguese)
Continuing its observation of the Dec. 1-2 presidential and legislative elections, The Carter Center has monitored the tabulation of results in provincial capitals and the reclassification of invalid votes at the National Elections Commission (CNE) in Maputo. 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.
Dec. 4, 2004
Postelection Statement on Mozambique Elections, Dec. 4, 2004 (English and Portuguese)
The Carter Center was invited by the National Election Commission (CNE) and welcomed by all major political parties to observe the Dec. 1 2 elections. The Center observed the 1999 and 2003 elections, and has been engaged in initiatives in Mozambique, including support for the Agenda 2025 national consensus-building initiative and agriculture production technologies through SG2000.
Nov. 15, 2004
Carter Center to Observe 2004 Mozambican Presidential Elections (English and Portuguese)
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, his wife, Rosalynn, former Benin President Nicéphore Soglo, and Carter Center Executive Director Dr. John Hardman will lead a 60-member international delegation to observe Mozambique's presidential and legislative elections. The Carter Center, which observed the 1999 national elections and the 2003 municipal elections, was invited by the National Election Commission and welcomed by all major political parties to observe the Dec. 1 - 2 elections.
Sept. 1, 2004
The Carter Center Report on the Mozambique Voter Registration Update, June 28 to July 15, 2004 (PDF)
In response to an invitation issued by the National Elections Commission (CNE), The Carter Center observed the voter registration update in Mozambique (June 28 - July 15, 2004). The purpose of the mission was twofold: to demonstrate the support and interest of the international community in Mozambique's forthcoming presidential and parliamentary elections and to assess the conduct of the voter registration update.
Sept. 1, 2004
Relatório do Carter Center sobre a Actualização do Recenseamento Eleitoral de Moçambique, 28 de Junho 15 de Julho de 2004 (PDF)
Relatório do Carter Center sobre a Actualização do Recenseamento Eleitoral de Moçambique, 28 de Junho15 de Julho de 2004.
July 26, 2004
Pre-Election Statement on Mozambique Elections, July 26, 2004 (English and Portuguese)
In response to an invitation issued by the National Elections Commission (CNE), The Carter Center observed the voter registration update in Mozambique from June 28 to July 15. With observers from five countries-Belgium, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Guinea-Conakry, and the United States-The Carter Center visited 151 registration brigades in nine provinces.
March 1, 2004
Final Report: Observing the 2003 Mozambique Municipal Elections (PDF)
The final report from The Carter Center on the 2003 Mozambique municipal elections.
March 1, 2004
Eleicoes Autarquicas Mocambique (Final Report: Observing the 2003 Mozambique Municipal Elections, Portuguese version)
Relatorio de Observacao Eleitoral
Jan. 20, 2004
Postelection Statement on Mozambique Elections, Jan. 20, 2004 (English and Portuguese)
The Carter Center welcomes the Jan.15, 2004, Constitutional Council of Mozambique announcement of final results for the Nov. 2003 municipal elections.
Nov. 21, 2003
Postelection Statement on Mozambique Elections, Nov. 21, 2003 (English and Portuguese)
Mozambique's second municipal elections were generally well conducted and peaceful. The National Election Commission (CNE), the Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration (STAE), and local polling staff are to be congratulated for the conduct of all aspects of the polling process on election day. 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.
Aug. 1, 2000
Final Report: Observing the 1999 Elections in Mozambique (PDF) (Em Português)
After critical first elections supporting both war-to-peace transitions and a move to democracy, a country's second election often presents even greater challenges.
Jan. 1, 2000
Sumário Executivo (PDF)
Mozambique Executive Summary.
Dec. 6, 1999
Postelection Statement on Mozambique Elections, Dec. 6, 1999
The Carter Center's election observation delegation would like to commend the Mozambican people for their participation in the general elections of December 3-5, and to present this preliminary statement on the electoral process.
Dec. 6, 1999
Press Statement on Mozambique Elections, Dec. 6, 1999
The Carter Center commends the Mozambican people for their enthusiastic participation in the Dec. 3-5 elections, and for their demonstration of faith in the democratic process.
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Aug. 20, 2014
Final Report: Political Transition Monitoring in Nepal, 2009-2014 (PDF) (नेपालीमा पढ्नुहोस)
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, 2014
Final Report: Observing Nepal's 2013 Constituent Assembly Election (PDF) (नेपालीमा पढ्नुहोस)
In this final report, The Carter Center assesses the conduct of Nepal's election against the country's legal framework and obligations for democratic elections. 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.
Nov. 21, 2013
Carter Center Congratulates Nepal on Well-Conducted Election Process (नेपालीमा पढ्नुहोस)
The Carter Center finds that Nepal's Nov. 19 constituent assembly election was conducted remarkably well, especially in the face of attempts by boycotting parties to disrupt the process through violence. The Election Commission of Nepal estimated the voter turnout at more than 70 percent.
Oct. 31, 2013
Carter Center Notes Progress and Concerns Ahead of Nepal's Nov. 19 Election (पूर्ण विवरण पढ्नुहोस)
In a report released today, The Carter Center offered a series of recommendations to Nepal's election commission, candidates and parties, and government to support the conduct of a credible constituent assembly election on Nov. 19.
Nov. 10, 2008
Final Report on Observing Nepal's 2008 Constituent Assembly Election (PDF)
Nepal's constituent assembly (CA) election is an important milestone on the country's path to permanent peace and prosperity. 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.
May 30, 2008
The Carter Center Congratulates Nepal's New Constituent Assembly
The Carter Center congratulates the people of Nepal, the government, and the political parties on the first sitting of the Constituent Assembly on May 28, 2008. 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, 2008
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, 2008.
April 1, 2008
Jimmy Carter to Lead Delegation to Observe Nepal's April 10 Elections
The Carter Center announced today that its founders, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will lead the Center's international election observation delegation to Nepal. Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai, former deputy prime minister of Thailand, will co-lead the delegation with the Carters.
March 18, 2008
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 2007.
Feb. 17, 2008
Carter Center Calls on Nepal's Government and All Parties to Focus on April 10 Elections
The Carter Center has heard from Nepalis nationwide that they want peace, prosperity, and a representative, transparent, and accountable government. Nepal's political leaders need to respond to these expectations by holding a credible election for the constituent assembly on April 10, 2008.
Oct. 6, 2007
Carter Center Statement on the Nepal Election Delay
The Carter Center is disappointed with the announcement of a second postponement of Nepal's constituent assembly election. 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.
Oct. 3, 2007
Fourth Pre-election Statement - Nepal's Peace Process at Critical Juncture; Carter Center Appeals to all Nepali Political Actors to Work Together for Elections
Nepal's peace process is at a critical juncture following the Sept. 18 departure of the Maoists from the interim government and the rapid approach of key electoral deadlines. The Carter Center is encouraged by the renewed commitment of all parties to maintaining unity and pursuing intensive negotiations to resolve contentious issues.
Aug. 10, 2007
Third Pre-election Statement - Carter Center Urges Nepal to Continue Progress for Nov. 22 Elections
This statement presents the observations and continued findings of the Carter Center's international election observation mission in Nepal. Since March 2007, 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.
June 8, 2007
Second Pre-election Statement - The Carter Center International Election Observation Mission in Nepal
This statement presents the observations and continued findings of the Carter Center's international election observation mission in Nepal. In March 2007, 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, 2007
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.
Jan. 6, 2011
The November 2011 Elections in Nicaragua Study Mission Report (PDF) (En Español)
On November 6, 2011 Nicaragua held general elections for president and vice president, national and departmental deputies to the National Assembly, and members of the Central American Parliament. Fraudulent local elections in 2008, a questionable Supreme Court decision in October 2009 to permit the candidacy of incumbent President Daniel Ortega, and a presidential decree in January 2010 extending the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) magistrates in office after their terms expired provided the context for a deeply flawed election process.
Nov. 9, 2011
Carter Center Expert Group Statement on the Nicaragua Elections(En Español)
We acknowledge the strong electoral support given to President Ortega in Sunday's election. Nevertheless, we are troubled by the reports of significant deficiencies in the 2011 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.
May 1, 2007
Final Report: Observing the 2006 Nicaragua Elections (PDF)
Final report of the Carter Center's election observation team on the 2006 Nicaragua elections. En Español: Observación Electoral Nicaragua 2006 (PDF)
Nov. 9, 2006
Carter Center Statement Regarding Nicaragua Election Results
As The Carter Center continues its observation of the electoral process in Nicaragua, we note that the Supreme Electoral Council has reported the results for 92 percent of the polling stations. These results indicate that Daniel Ortega has a clear lead of 9 percent over the second place finisher Eduardo Montealegre in the presidential race.
Nov. 7, 2006
Carter Center Election Observation Mission to Nicaragua Issues Post-Election Statement (English and Spanish)
Once again we wish to thank the Supreme Electoral Council and the government of Nicaragua for their kind invitations to observe the 2006 election process. This is the 4th national election The Carter Center has observed in Nicaragua since 1990, and each experience brings fresh lessons.
Nov. 6, 2006
Carter Center to Issue Preliminary Statement on Nicaragua's Elections During Managua Press Conference
The Carter Center will issue a preliminary statement of findings on Nicaragua's Nov. 5 presidential, vice-presidential, and legislative elections during a press conference scheduled for 11:30 a.m. EDT Nov. 7 at the InterContinental Metrocentro Hotel.
Nov. 4, 2006
Statement by Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center on the Eve of the Nicaragua Elections (English and Spanish)
This is the fourth national election that The Carter Center has observed in Nicaragua, beginning in 1990. Your country has always held a special place in my heart. It is a pleasure to be here in the company of my two co-leaders, the former president of Panama Nicolás Ardito Barletta and the former president of Peru Alejandro Toledo.
Oct. 27, 2006
Carter Center Names Leaders for Election Mission to Nicaragua (English and Spanish)
The Carter Center announced today that it has named former Peru President Alejandro Toledo and former Panama President Nicolás Ardito Barletta to join former U.S. President Jimmy Carter as co-leaders in observing Nicaragua's national elections on Nov. 5, 2006. The Carter Center delegation will also include 50 international observers deployed throughout the country.
Oct. 20, 2006
Election Statement: The Carter Center Election Observation Mission in Nicaragua
Having accompanied Nicaragua's election process throughout 2006, 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.
Sept. 20, 2006
Carter Center Launches Election Observers in Nicaragua
The Carter Center fielded its first election observers in Nicaragua on Sept. 8, 2006, sending seven observers to begin monitoring the election process. The observers received a two-day training at the Carter Center's Managua office before deploying to Esteli, Leon, Matagalpa, Granada, Juigalpa, Bluefields, and Puerto Cabezas. The Center will also initiate observation of the Department of Managua from its office in the capital this week.
July 6, 2006
Statement by Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Nicaragua's Pre-Election Climate (English and Spanish)
Rosalynn and I have spent three days in Managua learning about the election process, accompanied by the Director of the Americas Program at The Carter Center Dr. Jennifer McCoy, Senior Associate Director Dr. Shelley McConnell, our new Chief of Mission for the Nicaraguan Elections Dr. Jaime Aparicio, and our political analyst David Dye.
June 21, 2006
The Carter Center Observes Nicaragua's Voter Registration Verification Process (English and Spanish)
The Carter Center sent a group of 11 experts from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ireland, the UK, and the U.S. to Nicaragua for the purpose of observing citizen verification of the voting rolls during the weekend of June 17 and 18, 2006.
June 15, 2006
Message to the Nicaraguan Electorate Encouraging Participation in the Verification Process (Spanish and English)
En los próximos días Los ciudadanos nicaragüenses tendrán la oportunidad de participar en un proceso de verificación en el que confirmarán personalmente que sus nombres se incluyen en el padrón electoral de las elecciones de noviembre.
May 10, 2006
Third Report on the Nicaraguan Pre-Election Process (Spanish and English)
The Carter Center is pleased to announce that former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will visit Nicaragua from July 3-5, 2006, 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.
Feb. 23, 2006
Communiqué on Nicaragua's Pre-Election Climate (Spanish and English)
In response to an invitation extended by the seven members of the Supreme Electoral Council, The Carter Center announced today that it is sending a small contingent of observers to the regional elections on the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua, scheduled for March 5, 2006.
Feb. 7, 2006
Carter Center Report on Pre-Election Delegation Visit to Nicaragua, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2006 (Spanish and English)
En enero de 2006, El Centro Carter recibió del Presidente del Consejo Supremo Electoral, el Dr. Roberto Rivas, una invitación para observar las elecciones regionales y nacionales a realizarse en Nicaragua en los meses de marzo y noviembre del 2006. In January 2006, The Carter Center received from the President of the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE), Dr. Roberto Rivas, an invitation to observe Nicaragua's regional and national elections to be held in March and November 2006 respectively.
April 1, 2002
Final Report: Observing The 2001 Nicaraguan Elections (PDF)
Nicaragua's Supreme Electoral Council invited The Carter Center to monitor the 2001 national elections as we had done in 1990 and 1996. En Español: Observando Las Elecciones Nicaraguenses de 2001 (PDF)
Nov. 7, 2001
Declaración post electoral sobre las elecciones en Nicaragua, noviembre de 7 del 2001 (PDF)
El 4 de noviembre, los nicaragüenses acudieron masivamente a las urnas para elegir un nuevo presidente y vice presidente, diputados de la Asamblea Nacional y representantes ante el Parlamento Centroamericano. El Centro Carter monitoreó las elecciones de 2001 respondiendo a una invitación del Consejo Supremo Electoral (CSE) y alentado por los partidos políticos y grupos cívicos.
Nov. 7, 2001
Postelection Statement on Nicaragua Elections, Nov. 7, 2001 (PDF)
Nicaraguans went to the polls in large numbers Sunday, November 4 to elect a new president and vice president, members of the National Assembly, and representatives to the Central American Parliament. 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.
Nov. 3, 2001
Declaración del ex-Presidente de los Estados Unidos Jimmy Carter sobre las elecciones en Nicaragua, noviembre de 3 del 2001 (PDF)
Por tercera vez el Centro Carter se encuentra aquí para observar unas elecciones nacionales. En cada ocasión, el pueblo nicaragüense nos ha ofrecido una cálida bienvenida. Hemos sido testigos del crecimiento de la democracia en este hermoso país.
Nov. 3, 2001
Pre-Election Statement by Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Nicaragua Elections, Nov. 3, 2001 (PDF)
The Carter Center is here for the third time to observe national elections, and the Nicaraguan people have always welcomed us. We have witnessed the growth of democracy in this beautiful country.
Nov. 1, 2001
Pre-Election Statement on Nicaragua Elections, Nov. 1, 2001 (PDF)
As the election campaign comes to a close and Nicaraguans enter a period of reflection in preparation for voting Sunday, The Carter Center wishes to report the following electoral developments.
Nov. 1, 2001
Declaracion pre-electoral sobre las elecciones en Nicaragua, noviembre de 1 del 2001 (PDF)
Ahora que llega a su fin la campana electoral y los nicaragüenses entran a un periodo de reflexión antes de emitir su este domingo, el Centro Carter desea reportar lo siguiente acerca de los mas recientes acontecimientos relacionados con las elecciones:
Oct. 3, 2001
Pre-Election Statement on Nicaragua Elections, Oct. 3, 2001 (PDF)
The Carter Center has been invited by the Supreme Electoral Council to observe the national elections in Nicaragua scheduled for November 4, 2001. 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.
Sept. 24, 2001
Pre-Election Statement on Nicaragua Elections, Sept. 24, 2001 (PDF)
In this document, The Carter Center wishes to communicate to the Nicaraguan public its point of view about recent events in the 2001 electoral process, and signal some themes that our second pre-election delegations will explore with the election authorities and political parties during its visit beginning the 27th of this month.
Sept. 24, 2001
Declaracion pre-electoral sobre las elecciones en Nicaragua, septiembre de 24 del 2001 (PDF)
A través de este medio, el Centro Carter desea comunicar al público nicaragüense sus puntos de vista sobre los últimos acontecimientos del proceso electoral 2001, y señalar algunos temas que nuestra segunda delegación pre-electoral va a explorar con las autoridades electorales y los partidos politicos en su visita el 27 del presente mes.
July 16, 2001
Pre-Election Statement on Nicaragua Elections, July 16, 2001 (PDF)
On May 18, 2001, Nicaragua's Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) extended an invitation to The Carter Center to observe the November 2001 national elections in which the Nicaraguan people will select a president, vice president, deputies to the legislature, and representatives to the Central American Parliament.
May 1, 2001
Declaracion pre-electoral sobre las elecciones en Nicaragua, mayo de 1 del 2001 (PDF)
El 18 de mayo de 2001 el Consejo Supremo Electoral (CSE) de Nicaragua extendió al Centro Carter una invitación para observar las elecciones nacionales de noviembre de 2001, en las cuales el pueblo nicaragüense elegirá un presidente, un vicepresidente, diputados legislativos, y representantes ante el Parlamento Centroamericano. El Centro Carter aceptó la invitación, y organizó una delegación pre-electoral que visitó Nicaragua durante los días 16-22 de julio de 2001 para evaluar el clima político así como los preparativos para la votación.
Nov. 1, 2000
Postelection Statement on Nicaragua Elections, Nov. 1, 2001 (PDF)
Responding to an invitation from Nicaragua's Supreme Electoral Council (CSE), The Carter Center organized a three-part election observation mission to that country in the fall of 2000.
Oct. 25, 2000
Pre-Election Statement on Nicaragua Elections, Oct. 25, 2000
The Carter Center has followed election processes in Nicaragua since 1989, including the January 2000 reform of the electoral law and subsequent reorganization of the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE).
Oct. 25, 2000
Declaracion pre-electoral sobre las elecciones en Nicaragua, octubre de 25 del 2000
El Centro Carter ha seguido de cerca el desarrollo de los procesos electorales en Nicaragua desde 1989, incluyendo la reforma de la ley electoral EN enero del 2000 y la subsiguiente reorganización del Consejo Supremo Electoral (CSE).
Feb. 26, 1997
Final Report: Observing the 1996 Nicaragua Elections (PDF)
At the invitation of the Supreme Electoral Council and the Nicaraguan political parties, The Carter Center's Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government, along with the OAS and several international NGO's, observed the Oct. 20, 1996, elections.
Nov. 15, 1996
Postelection Statement on Nicaragua Elections, Nov. 15, 1996
The Carter Center's electoral observation mission to Nicaragua wishes to express its admiration for the peaceful and civic way in which the people and political parties of Nicaragua have participated in all phases of the vote count process since the Oct. 20 national elections.
July 1, 1990
Observing Nicaragua's Elections, 1989-1990 (#1, July 1990) (PDF)
Report form the Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government on its election observation process in Nicaragua.
Nov. 22, 2003
Pre-Election Statement on Nigeria Elections, Nov. 22, 2002 (PDF)
This statement is the product of the National Democratic Institute and The Carter Center pre-election assessment mission that visited Nigeria Nov. 17-22, 2002. To support the work of the delegation, a 13-person advance team of observers visited nine states in all six geo-political zones Nov. 7-15 and conducted more than 100 meetings and interviews. The statement details the delegation¡¯s observations and respectfully includes specific recommendations to stakeholders for ways to improve the conduct of the elections.
March 28, 2003
Pre-Election Statement on Nigeria Elections, March 28, 2003
This report is the product of a pre-election assessment team organized by The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) and The Carter Center that visited Nigeria March 16-21, 2003.
June 1, 1999
Final Report: Observing The 1998-99 Nigeria Elections, Summer 1999 (PDF)
The sudden death of military dictator Gen. Sani Abacha in June 1998 and the positive steps taken towards democracy by his successor, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar raised the hopes that Nigeria might end a 15-year period of non-democratic rule. The Carter Center monitored all stages of the transition, culminating in the Feb. 27 presidential election. The report details Nigeria's troubled past, transition issues, and the monitoring of the elections.
March 1, 1999
Postelection Statement on Nigeria Elections, March 1, 1999
The Carter Center and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) offer this statement on the February 27 presidential election in Nigeria, to supplement the preliminary statement of February 28.
Feb. 28, 1999
Postelection Statement oon Nigeria Elections, Feb. 28, 1999
The Carter Center and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) offer this preliminary statement on the February 27 presidential election in Nigeria. 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 66-member delegation visited polling stations and collation centers in 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja.
Aug. 1, 1994
Final Report: Observing the 1994 Panama Elections (PDF)
At the invitation of the Electoral Tribunal of Panama, the The Carter Center's Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government observed the May 8, 1994, elections.
July 1, 1989
Final Report: Observing the 1989 Panama Elections (PDF)
A 22-member international delegation, organized by the National Republican Institute for International Affairs and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, in conjunction with the Council for Freely-Elected Heads of Government, observed the May 7, 1989, Panamanian national elections.
Aug. 1, 1993
Final Report: Observing the 1993 Paraguay Elections (PDF)
A 31-member international observer delegation sponsored by the National Democratic Institute for International Affaires (NDI) and The Carter Center's Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government witnessed Paraguay's May 9, 1993, national elections.
June 4, 2001
Postelection Statement on Peru Elections, June 4, 2001 (PDF)
April 9, 2001
Declaración post-electoral sobre las elecciones en Peru, abril de 9 de 2001
Esta declaración ha sido elaborada por la Delegación de Observación Electoral Internacional Conjunta del Instituto Nacional Demócrata (NDI)/ Centro Carter al Perú para las elecciones presidenciales y congresales extraordinarias del 8 de Abril de 2001. La Delegación visitó el Perú del 4 al 10 de Abril, incluyó 35 miembros de 11 países, y fue encabezada por el Sr.
April 9, 2001
Postelection Statement on Peru Elections, April 9, 2001
This statement is offered by the joint National Democratic Institute (NDI)/Carter Center international election observer delegation to Peru's April 8, 2001, extraordinary presidential and congressional elections.
Jan. 26, 2001
Declaración pre-electoral sobre las elecciones en Peru, enero de 26 del 2001 (PDF)
Declaración De La Delegación PreElectoral Al Perú Del Instituto Nacional Demócrata (NDI)/Centro Carter.
Jan. 26, 2001
Pre-Election Statement on Peru Elections, Jan. 26, 2001 (PDF)
This statement is offered by an international pre-election delegation to Peru, organized jointly by the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) and the Carter Center.
Jan. 1, 2001
Peru 2001 Interim Report (PDF)
Peru's 2001 elections represented an extraordinary accomplishment in the process of returning Peru to the world community of democracies. 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.
1 January 2001
Peru 2001 Interim Report (Spanish PDF)
Las elecciones de Perú del 2001 representaron un logro extraordinario en el proceso de devolver el Perú a la comunidad democrática mundial. Cientos de miles de peruanos ayudaron a asegurar la integridad del proceso electoral, enviando así un mensaje claro de su deseo y determinación de establecer un gobierno basado en un mandato electoral democrático.
May 25, 2000
Pre-Election Statement on Peru Elections, May 25, 2000
Since last December, four successive observer missions, sponsored jointly by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Carter Center, have pointed to fundamental flaws in Peru's electoral process.
May 5, 2000
Pre-Election Statement on Peru Elections, May 5, 2000
This statement is offered by an international pre-election delegation to Peru, organized jointly by the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) and The Carter Center. The delegation visited Peru from April 30 through May 5, 2000. This is the fourth in a series of NDI/Carter Center delegations that have observed Peru's election process thus far.
March 24, 2000
Pre-Election Statement on Peru Elections, March 24, 2000
This statement is offered by an international pre-election delegation to Peru, organized jointly by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and The Carter Center. The delegation visited Peru from March 17 through March 24, 2000. This is the third in a series of NDI/Carter Center delegations that have observed the pre-election period.
Feb. 11, 2000
Pre-Election Statement on Peru Elections, Feb. 11, 2000
This statement is offered by an international pre-election delegation to Peru, organized jointly by the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) and The Carter Center. The delegation visited Peru from February 7 through February 11, 2000. This is the second in a planned series of three NDI/Carter Center delegations that will observe the pre-election period.
Jan. 1, 2000
Final Report: Observing the 2000 Peru Elections (PDF)
At the request of Peruvian civic and political leaders, and with an invitation from the Peruvian electoral authorities, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) and The Carter Center (TCC) agreed to organize a comprehensive international monitoring effort focusing first on the critical pre-election period. 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 2000 to provide in-country monitoring of electoral developments.
May 4, 2011
Final Report: Carter Center Limited Mission to the May 2010 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, 2010, to assess the impact of automated voting technology on the electoral process.
Oct. 16, 2013
Final Report: Observing Sierra Leone's November 2012 National Elections (PDF)
Sierra Leone held presidential, parliamentary, and local government elections on Nov. 17, 2012. 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 200 polling stations in 64 constituencies in all 14 districts throughout the country.The Center's findings are detailed in this report.
Nov. 19, 2012
Sierra Leone 2012 General Elections: Carter Center Reports Transparent and Orderly Process, Urges Sierra Leoneans to Await Results
The Nov. 17, 2012, elections are the first self-administered elections to be conducted in Sierra Leone since the end of the civil war, representing an important test for the country's democratic consolidation. 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.
Nov. 1, 2012
Carter Center Pre-election Statement Reports Generally Peaceful Campaign in Sierra Leone and Urges Voter Education and Other Steps to Enhance Electoral Preparations
Sierra Leone's upcoming presidential, parliamentary, and local council elections represent a critical test for the country's emerging democratic institutions 10 years after the end of the civil war. 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.
May 1, 2003
Final Report: Observing the 2002 Sierra Leone Elections (PDF)
Observing the 2002 Sierra Leone Elections: Final Report.
May 16, 2002
Postelection Statement on Sierra Leone Elections, May 16, 2002
The May 14 elections represent a tremendous step forward for Sierra Leone. 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.
Sudan (Republic of Sudan/Republic of South Sudan)
Feb. 9, 2012
Final Report: Observing the 2011 Referendum on the Self-Determination of Southern Sudan (PDF)
On July 9, 2011, the state of South Sudan was formed following a decisive and peaceful vote for secession from Sudan in January 2011. 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 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). The Carter Center observed the entirety of the referendum process, beginning in August 2010 and continuing through the conclusion of polling, counting, and tabulation of votes.
Feb. 7, 2012
South Sudan: Carter Center Urges Broad Participation in Assembly's Hearing on Political Parties Bill
The Carter Center commends South Sudan's National Legislative Assembly for its decision to convene a public hearing on the draft Political Parties Bill and solicit input from political parties, civil society, and citizens. 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. 9-10 in Juba.
Nov. 16, 2011
Carter Center Commends South Sudan on Inclusive Approach to Foundational Democratic Laws, Emphasizes Key Issues for Consideration by Assembly
The Carter Center commends the government of the Republic of South Sudan (RoSS) for the inclusive and consultative approach it has taken thus far in its drafting of the National Elections Act of 2011 and Political Parties Bill 2011. 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.
Aug. 26, 2011
The Carter Center Calls for a Peaceful Resolution of the Stalemate in the Blue Nile Popular Consultations
The Carter Center calls on stakeholders in Blue Nile to use dialogue and inclusive negotiations to solve the current standstill around the popular consultations and to recommit to the spirit of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) by reaching a peaceful settlement.
July 15, 2011
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. Read the full report (PDF) >
July 2, 2011
The Carter Center Urges Meaningful Deliberation of Draft Transitional Constitution عربي
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, 2011
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.
May 9, 2011
Carter Center Calls For Calm As Parties Await Electoral Results - South Kordofan Gubernatorial And State Legislative Elections (عربي)
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.
April 28, 2011
The Carter Center Notes Concerns With Security in South Kordofan, Progress in Polling Preparations (PDF)
The Carter Center is concerned by recent deteriorations in South Kordofan's security environment and calls on all sides to promote a genuine and credible polling process for the state. Although the recently concluded candidate nomination period was largely conducted transparently, efficiently, and peacefully, there have been worrying developments during the campaign period.
March 28, 2011
The Carter Center Notes Concerns with Low Voter Registration Turnout in South Kordofan, Highlights Steps Needed for Credible Polling Process
In a statement released today, The Carter Center welcomed the completion of the voter registration process in South Kordofan. The process was conducted in a generally peaceful environment and the majority of registration centers operated without major problems. However, the Center notes several shortcomings that hurt the inclusiveness and integrity of voter registration and resulted in low turnout.
March 21, 2011
Carter Center Urges Political Parties and Blue Nile Popular Consultation Commission to Ensure Genuine Dialogue on Key Issues in Blue Nile State
In a statement issued today, The Carter Center reports that the first phase of the popular consultation in Blue Nile produced notable accomplishments, but that state legislative assembly members, political parties, and consultation authorities should work collaboratively to ensure a more transparent and genuine dialogue on the key issues in remaining phases of the process in Blue Nile.
March 17, 2011
Carter Center Urges Inclusive Transition Process in Southern Sudan
Distrust between the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) and opposition parties is a critical challenge that undermines the unity of Southern Sudan on the eve of its independence. To ensure a successful transition, The Carter Center urges all Southern Sudanese political leaders to agree on genuinely inclusive processes for reviewing and adopting the transitional constitution and planning for the transition.
Feb. 14, 2011
Carter Center Congratulates Success of Southern Sudan Referendum, Encourages Steps to Strengthen Future Elections
The Carter Center congratulates the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission, the Southern Sudan Referendum Bureau, the Comprehensive Peace Agreement partners, and the Sudanese people on the announcement of the final results of the referendum on the self-determination of Southern Sudan. The results indicate overwhelming popular support for the secession of Southern Sudan, and their announcement marks the successful conclusion of the referendum process. The Center's observation mission finds that the referendum provided a credible expression of the will of the Southern Sudanese people and has been broadly consistent with international standards.
Jan. 17, 2011
Carter Center Finds Sudanese Referendum Peaceful and Credible (عربي)
The Carter Center observation mission congratulates the people of Sudan for the successful conduct of the historic referendum on self-determination, which was marked by an overwhelming turnout of enthusiastic voters during a peaceful and orderly seven-day voting period.
Dec. 14, 2010
Final Report: Observing Sudan's 2010 National Elections, April 1118, 2010 (PDF) | عربي
The April 2010 elections in Sudan were mandated by the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). They were intended to be instrumental in setting the stage for the referendum and corresponding negotiations and were envisioned as a critical part of a broader democratic transformation. In the period between the CPA's signing and the holding of the national elections, political rights and freedoms were circumscribed, placing limits on political parties and civil society and fostering distrust between the ruling parties and the opposition in the North and South that was to prove central in undermining the inclusiveness and credibility of the elections.
Dec. 15, 2010
Carter Center Finds Southern Sudan Voter Registration Credible, Strong Step Toward Referendum Despite Some Weaknesses
In a statement issued today, The Carter Center reported that although the voter registration for the Southern Sudan Referendum on self-determination faced several logistical, procedural, and security challenges, the process was generally credible and represents a strong step toward the successful conduct of the referendum.
Nov. 24, 2010
Carter Center Statement on Sudan Referendum: Strong Start to Registration But Urgent Action Needed to Ensure Broad Participation
The Carter Center welcomes the successful opening of voter registration for the Southern Sudan Referendum on self-determination and congratulates the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC) and Southern Sudan Referendum Bureau (SSRB) on their preparations for the first days of registration, particularly in Southern Sudan where the process is challenged by difficult logistics. The Carter Center urges the SSRC to deliver additional materials to the referendum centers , where high demand is rapidly depleting supplies.
Nov. 15, 2010
The Carter Center Deploys More than 50 Observers to Monitor Sudan's Voter Registration (عربي)
The Carter Center deployed more than 50 observers across Sudan and overseas on Nov. 12 to observe the voter registration process for the Southern Sudan referendum on self-determination. The current deployment significantly increases the size of the Center's international observation mission and expands its presence to out-of-country registration locations in eight countries during the registration process, which was formally launched today by the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC). The 56 observers join the Center's team of 16 long-term observers and additional core staff in Sudan.
Oct. 29, 2010
Carter Center Notes Progress But Urges Critical Steps to Ensure Credible Voter Registration and Referenda Processes In Sudan
In its latest statement on Sudan's referenda processes, The Carter Center noted important progress by the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC) and Southern Sudan Referendum Bureau (SSRB) in establishing and swearing in nearly all of the county subcommittees of Southern Sudan and publishing a referendum calendar.
Sept. 28, 2010
Carter Center Deploys International Referendum Observers in Sudan (عربي)
The Carter Center deployed 16 long-term observers from 12 nations this week to assess the referendum process in Southern Sudan and in the areas in the North where voting will occur. Four two-person observer teams have been deployed in Southern Sudan, three teams in Northern Sudan, and one team in Abyei.
May 10, 2010
Carter Center Reports Widespread Irregularities in Sudan's Vote Tabulation and Strongly Urges Steps to Increase Transparency
In a statement released today, The Carter Center reported that based on its direct observations, Sudan's vote tabulation process was highly chaotic, non-transparent, and vulnerable to electoral manipulation. As a result, the Center is concerned about the accuracy of the preliminary results announced by the National Elections Commission (NEC), as procedures and safeguards intended to ensure accuracy and transparency have not been systematically applied and in some areas have been routinely bypassed.
April 17, 2010
The Carter Center Election Observation Mission in Sudan Presidential, Gubernatorial, and Legislative Elections, April 2010
The Carter Center commends the Sudanese people for the generally peaceful polling process to date and urges that the remaining stages of counting, tabulation, and posting of results be carried out transparently and accurately.
March 18, 2010
Carter Center Welcomes Sudan's Elections Campaign, Urges Steps to Ensure Open and Inclusive Process
In its latest statement on Sudan's electoral process, The Carter Center notes that while much has been achieved in organizing the 2010 elections, the country's first competitive elections since 1986, the process remains at risk on multiple fronts including the ability of candidates to campaign freely and the impact of delayed logistical preparations by the National Elections Commission (NEC).
Dec. 17, 2009
Carter Center Commends Broad Participation in Sudan's Registration, Urges Additional Steps to Ensure Genuine Elections
In a statement released today, The Carter Center welcomed the conclusion of national voter registration in Sudan, which ended Dec. 7, and congratulated the people of Sudan for the broad and generally peaceful participation in the registration process.
Nov. 30, 2009
Carter Center Welcomes Peaceful Voter Registration in Sudan; Urges Further Steps to Improve Registration Process
In a statement released today, The Carter Center commended the largely peaceful implementation of national voter registration in Sudan, which began on Nov. 1, and welcomed the National Election Commission's decision to extend voter registration by one week to promote greater inclusion in the process.
Nov. 2, 2009
Carter Center Concerned About Sudan's Voter Registration Process and Obstacles to Observer Accreditation
In a statement released today, The Carter Center noted continued progress in Sudan's electoral process, including voter registration, which began Nov. 1, but expressed concerns about the obstacles facing election observers, including delays in finalizing their accreditation procedures and delays in election preparations, as well as continued reports of harassment of political party and civil society activity.
Nov. 1, 2009
Status of the Electoral Process in Sudan Continued Concerns Over the Electoral Environment and Preparations; The National Elections Commission Must Act Immediately to Accredit Observers and Speed Preparations for Voter Registration (PDF) عربي
This statement summarizes the observations of the Carter Center's election observation mission in Sudan from August October 2009 and follows public statements released on May 7 and Aug. 20, 2009.
Aug. 20, 2009
Carter Center Announces Agreement With the Government of Sudan, the National Elections Commission and the Government of Southern Sudan on Election Observation
The Carter Center is pleased to have finalized memoranda of understanding with the Government of National Unity (GONU) of Sudan and the National Elections Commission (NEC) and the Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS) on its program of election observation in Sudan. The Center welcomes the spirit of cooperation demonstrated by Sudanese authorities in these efforts.
Aug. 19, 2009
Status of the Electoral Process in Sudan Concerns Remain Over Electoral Delays and Peace Agreement Implementation (PDF)
This statement summarizes the observations of the Carter Center's election observation mission in Sudan during the period from May August 2009 and follows a public statement released on May 7, 2009.
May 7, 2009
Carter Center Welcomes Sudan's Electoral Calendar But Urges Additional Steps to Ensure Genuine and Viable Elections
In a report issued today, The Carter Center welcomes the important steps taken in Sudan toward holding national elections but identifies additional key steps that the Government of National Unity (GONU) and the National Elections Commission (NEC) should take to ensure a genuine and viable electoral process.
Oct. 8, 2012
Final Report: Timor-Leste Parliamentary Election Observation 2007 (PDF)
The Carter Center deployed an international election observation mission to assess the June 30, 2007, Parliamentary elections. Observers visited 12 of Timor-Leste's 13 districts during the campaign period, the election, and the count. These observers focused on the procedural preparations for the elections, with particular emphasis on the role of youth in the election process, a topic that receives special emphasis in this report.
July 3, 2007
Timor-Leste Parliamentary Election Democratic and Peaceful Carter Center Preliminary Statement (English and Tetum)
The majority of Timor-Leste voters participated in an orderly and peaceful June 30 parliamentary election. The administration of these elections was very well executed, bearing testimony to the hard work of election officials and the determination of Timorese citizens to ensure their country remains on the democratic path chosen at independence.
June 21, 2007
Carter Center to Observe Parliamentary Elections in Timor-Leste
The Carter Center will increase its international observation presence surrounding Timor-Leste's June 30 parliamentary elections by sending a larger delegation to join long-term observers, who have been deployed throughout the country since early June. A field office in Dili will remain open through July 2007.
April 1, 2004
Final Report: East Timor Political and Election Observation Project (PDF)
Final Project Report: The East Timor Political and Election Observation Project, The Carter Center, Special Report Series.
April 15, 2002
Postelection Statement on East Timor Elections, April 15, 2002
The Carter Center observers witnessed a successful election day in an election that clearly met international standards for freeness and fairness. In the post-election period, democratic development will be needed at all levels of government down to the grassroots if East Timor is to succeed as a democratic nation. It is the responsibility of Timorese civil society and the elected government, with the full support of the international community, to work toward this end.
April 12, 2002
Postelection Statement on East Timor Elections, April 12, 2002
The Carter Center re-opened a field office in East Timor in May 2001 for the long-term observation of the Aug. 30, 2001 Constituent Assembly elections and the subsequent constitution drafting process. Carter Center long-term observers were deployed again to East Timor in March 2002 to monitor the pre-electoral environment in the lead-up to the territory's first Presidential elections scheduled to take place April 14, 2002. Short-term advisors also have arrived and been deployed, with a delegation of 15 observers who will cover 11 districts on election day. Center observers have visited 12 of the 13 Districts in East Timor, meeting with representatives of political parties, East Timorese non-governmental groups, domestic monitoring groups, and community members in the 12 districts. The following is a summary report of observer findings.
Sept. 1, 2001
Postelection Statement on East Timor Elections, Sept. 1, 2001
We would like to commend the people of Timor Lorosa'e for their massive and peaceful participation in the August 30 elections and congratulate the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET), which worked hard for an efficient and peaceful electoral process.
Aug. 31, 2001
Postelection Statement on East Timor Elections, Aug. 31, 2001
The calm, peaceful, orderly voting and extremely high voter turnout yesterday were impressive signs of the Timorese people's determination to exercise their right to democratic self-government.
Aug. 23, 2001
Pre-Election Statement on East Timor Elections, Aug. 23, 2001
Carter Center observers have monitored the pre-election environment in East Timor since June 2001.
June 1, 2000
Final Report on the 1999 Public Consultation Process in East Timor (PDF)
Observing the 1999 Public Consultation Process in East Timor, Final Report.
Sept. 22, 1999
Postelection Statement on East Timor Elections, Sept. 22, 1999
The carefully planned campaign of violence and terror carried out by the Indonesian security forces and their militia surrogates in East Timor and in West Timor over the past several weeks has spread throughout Indonesia.
Sept. 13, 1999
Postelection Statement on East Timor Elections, Sept. 13, 1999
The Carter Center is encouraged by the decision of the Indonesian government to allow the deployment of an international peacekeeping force in East Timor. However, the Indonesian military and police, with the assistance of their militia surrogates, continue to murder and terrorize the people of East Timor, destroying buildings and infrastructure and forcibly expelling tens of thousands of unarmed civilians from the territory.
Sept. 6, 1999
Postelection Statement on East Timor Elections, Sept. 6, 1999
The Carter Center has been forced by militia attacks in East Timor to evacuate its remaining three international staff members from the territory. Their reports from Jakarta of the events they witnessed just prior to leaving the East Timor capital of Dili conclusively show complicity of Indonesian forces, both police and military, with the armed gangs terrorizing and displacing the local East Timorese populace. This includes militias' efforts to drive international observers, journalists, and U.N. staff out of East Timor.
Sept. 1, 1999
Postelection Statement on East Timor Elections, Sept. 1, 1999
The popular consultation on the future of East Timor, held Aug. 30, 1999, was marred by numerous instances of intimidation and violence prior to the vote. Nevertheless, on balloting day eligible voters turned out in impressively large numbers--more than 95 percent according to preliminary reports--to express their opinion in a well-administered and largely peaceful exercise.
Aug. 23, 1999
Pre-Election Statement on East Timor Elections, Aug. 22, 1999
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center are closely monitoring the popular consultation process on autonomy in East Timor. Ten Carter Center observers have been traveling throughout East Timor since July 4 to assess preparations for the vote, the security environment, and the fairness of the campaign, while remaining strictly neutral and nonpartisan. The following is the sixth in a series of weekly reports to be issued by The Carter Center observer mission before and after the consultation.
Aug. 16, 1999
Pre-Election Statement on East Timor Elections, Aug. 16, 1999
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center are closely monitoring the popular consultation process on autonomy in East Timor. Ten Carter Center observers have been traveling throughout East Timor since July 4 to assess preparations for the vote, the security environment, and the fairness of the campaign, while remaining strictly neutral and nonpartisan. The following is the fifth in a series of weekly reports to be issued by The Carter Center observer mission before and after the consultation.
Aug. 11, 1999
Pre-Election Statement on East Timor Elections, Aug. 8, 1999
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center are closely monitoring the public consultation process on autonomy in East Timor through neutral, nonpartisan observers assessing preparations for the vote, the security environment, and the fairness of the campaign. Following is the second in a series of weekly reports to be issued by The Carter Center observer mission before and after the consultation.
Aug. 4, 1999
Pre-Election Statement on East Timor Elections, Aug. 1, 1999
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center are closely monitoring the public consultation process on autonomy in East Timor. The Carter Center opened an office in Dili on July 4.
July 27, 1999
Pre-Election Statement on East Timor Elections, July 25, 1999
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center are closely monitoring the public consultation process on autonomy in East Timor through neutral, nonpartisan observers assessing preparations for the vote, the security environment, and the fairness of the campaign. Following is the second in a series of weekly reports to be issued by The Carter Center observer mission before and after the consultation.
July 20, 1999
Pre-Election Statement on East Timor Elections, July 17, 1999
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center are closely monitoring the public consultation process on autonomy in East Timor. The Center opened an office with two observers in Dili on July 4.
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Dec. 22, 2014
Tunisia Elects President in Successful and Transparent Electoral Process (En français) (عربي)
Early Carter Center observer reports indicate that Tunisia has successfully completed its first democratic election cycle under the new constitution with Dec. 21's final round of the presidential election. The country's transition from an authoritarian regime, ousted in a largely peaceful revolution on Jan. 14, 2011, to transparent elections and permanent democratic institutions represents the brightest hope in the region for a successful and peaceful transition following the Arab revolutions.
Nov. 25, 2014
Tunisia Holds Peaceful, Well-Organized Presidential Election, Further Consolidating Democratic Transition (En français) (عربي)
Tunisian citizens voted in a genuine and competitive election on Nov. 23, the country's first presidential elections under the new constitution. This presidential election further consolidates Tunisia's democratic transition following a long and sometimes contentious transition period. Tunisia remains unique in the Arab region for pursuing a political transition through democratic means following its 2011 revolution, and has now held two successful, well-organized elections in one month.
Oct. 28, 2014
Carter Center Reports Calm, Orderly, and Transparent Process in Historic Tunisian Elections (عربي) (En français)
Tunisia's historic legislative elections on Oct. 26 were carried out in a calm, orderly, and transparent manner throughout the country. In a preliminary statement released by The Carter Center today, election observers reported that many Tunisians waited patiently in long lines to exercise their right to vote in the first election carried out under the new Tunisian constitution adopted in January 2014. The legislative elections are an important step in the history of post-revolution Tunisia as it builds representative institutions following a dictatorial regime of many years.
Sept. 19, 2014
The Carter Center Commends Tunisia's Successful Voter and Candidate Registration and Encourages Increased Communication (عربي) (En français)
The Carter Center commends the concerted efforts taken by electoral authorities, civil society organizations, and political parties to prepare for the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections. Although the Independent High Authority for the Elections (ISIE) experienced many challenges, it has conducted a comprehensive and inclusive voter and candidate registration process, ensuring that Tunisian citizens can participate in the upcoming elections.
May 24, 2012
Final Report: Observing the Oct. 23, 2011, National Constituent Assembly Elections in Tunisia (PDF) (En Francais) (عربي)
This is the Carter Center's final report on its observation mission for the 2011 Constituent Assembly elections in Tunisia. The Oct. 23 election to choose the members of the Constituent Assembly, the body that will draft Tunisia's new constitution and form its transitional government, was the result of a successful popular revolution through which Tunisians declared their desire to overthrow the existing authoritarian regime and build a democratically elected government.
May 11, 2012
The Carter Center Encourages Increased Transparency and Public Participation in Tunisia's Constitution Drafting Process; Calls for Progress to Establish Independent Election Management Body
(En français) (عربي)
The Carter Center office in Tunisia has found that issues of transparency and participation in the country's recently established National Constituent Assembly (NCA) are coming to the forefront and recommends the establishment of a detailed work plan and timeline to help structure NCA work and increase visibility on the process and accountability to stated objectives.
Nov. 10, 2011
The Carter Center Highlights Shortcomings in Tunisia's Post-polling Period; Outlines Issues to be Addressed in Future Electoral Processes (عربي) (En français)
After a successful day of polling in Tunisia on Oct. 23, The Carter Center notes that several key areas related to the tabulation of results and appeals procedures did not receive sufficient attention of the High Independent Authority for the Elections (ISIE). The ISIE has published results at the district level number by the number of seats won by parties and independent lists. However, The Center remains concerned that several weeks after the elections, detailed preliminary results disaggregated at the polling station level have not been published, as is widely recognized as a best practice to increase transparency.
Oct. 25, 2011
Carter Center Reports Peaceful and Enthusiastic Participation in Tunisia's Landmark Elections (عربي) (En français)
In a statement released today, Carter Center observers monitoring the landmark Oct. 23 Constituent Assembly elections in Tunisia reported that the voting process was marked by peaceful and enthusiastic participation, generally transparent procedures, and popular confidence about Tunisia's democratic transition. Tunisian voters waited patiently in very long lines, determined to take part in the historic first election of the Arab Spring movements of 2011.
Oct. 3, 2011
The Carter Center Calls on Tunisian Election Authorities to Finalize Critical Procedures and Intensify Voter Outreach (عربي) En français (PDF)
With the launch of the electoral campaign period on Oct. 1, Tunisia has entered the final leg of the National Constituent Assembly elections, scheduled for Oct. 23, 2011. While electoral preparations are progressing, key issues such as the allocation of voters to polling stations and the system for the tabulation of results require final decisions and publication by election authorities.
Sept. 1, 2011
The Carter Center Welcomes Completion of Tunisia's Voter Registration; Highlights Additional Steps Needed to Ensure Successful Polling (PDF) (En français)
A Carter Center statement released today noted that Tunisia's voter registration process was conducted smoothly, but important operational challenges remain for the High Independent Authority for the Elections (ISIE), particularly the allocation of voters to polling stations and a campaign to disseminate voter information to the public. The Center recommends intensified public outreach by the ISIE and other bodies to assist Tunisians in the electoral process.
United States (Cherokee Nation elections)
March 14, 2012
Final Report: The Carter Center Limited Observation Mission to the Cherokee Nation Special Election for Principal Chief in September and October 2011 (PDF)
This is the final report of the Carter Center's limited observation mission to monitor the Cherokee Nation special election for principal chief during September and October 2011 in Oklahoma. The report summarizes the Center's involvement in this election process.
Oct. 14, 2011
The Carter Center Congratulates the Cherokee Nation on the Completion of the Vote Counting Process
The Carter Center commends the Cherokee Nation Election Commission (CNEC) on the completion of the extended special election for Principal Chief. Voting took place over 10 days and counting over three (Oct. 9-11, 2011). The extra days of voting and the counting process were conducted transparently.
Sept. 27, 2011
Carter Center Commends Successful Cherokee Nation Voting Day and Highlights the Need for Patience and Transparency as Process Unfolds
The Carter Center congratulates the election commission, candidates, and voters of the Cherokee Nation on a successful election day. Sept. 24 was the only day for voters to cast ballots at 38 precincts in the Nation, but there will be additional opportunities for citizens to cast a ballot at the election commission and for Freedmen to vote by absentee ballot to determine who will be the next principal chief.
March 1, 2000
Final Report: Observing the 1999 Cherokee Nation Elections (PDF)
Final report of the Carter Center Cherokee Nation Election Delegations to the May 22, 1999 primary elections and the July 24, 1999 run-off elections.
July 25, 1999
Postelection Statement on Cherokee Nation Elections, July 25, 1999
The Carter Center accepted the invitation of The Cherokee Nation Election Commission in Oklahoma to observe the Cherokee Nation elections in May 1999, and at the invitation of the Commission agreed to return to observe the July 24 run-off elections for the Principal Chief, Deputy Chief and two of the 15 seats of the tribal council.
June 1, 1999
Postelection Statement on Cherokee Nation Elections, June 1, 1999
Before going into details, we would once again like to congratulate you on your dedication to well-run tribal elections and to the professionalism and unflappability of your staff.
May 23, 1999
Postelection Statement on Cherokee Nation Election, May 23, 1999
Earlier this month, The Carter Center accepted the invitation of the Cherokee Nation Election Commission to visit Oklahoma and observe the May 22, 1999 elections for Principal Chief, Deputy Chief and 15 Tribal Council members.
Renovación del Poder Electoral - Designacion del Comité de Postulaciones Electorales (PDF)
El Centro Carter ha iniciado una serie de informes mensuales especiales sobre el contexto político-electoral en Venezuela, para ayudar a los lectores interesados a seguir el actual proceso de elección de los nuevos rectores del Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE) y los debates en el país sobre posibles reformas electorales antes de las elecciones legislativas que se espera sucedan a finales de 2015. Este segundo informe de la serie describe los procedimientos para designar a los nuevos miembros de la CNE para reemplazar a aquellos cuyo mandato expiró en abril de 2013, y el progreso hasta la fecha.
Renewal of the Electoral Authority In Venezuela - Appointment of the Electoral Nominations Committee(PDF)
The Carter Center is initiating a series of monthly Special Reports on the Political-Electoral Context in Venezuela, to assist interested readers to follow the current process of electing new directors of the National Electoral Council (CNE) and discussions within the country about potential electoral reforms prior to the National Assembly elections expected in late 2015. This second report in the series describes the procedures to appoint new members of the CNE to replace those whose terms expired in April 2013, and the progress to date.
Informe de Seguimiento Político Electoral I-Renovación del Poder Electoral (PDF)
El Centro Carter ha iniciado una serie de informes mensuales especiales sobre el contexto político-electoral en Venezuela, para ayudar a los lectores interesados a seguir el actual proceso de elección de los nuevos rectores del Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE) y los debates en el país sobre posibles reformas electorales antes de las elecciones legislativas que se espera sucedan a finales de 2015. Este primer informe de la serie describe los procedimientos para designar a los nuevos miembros de la CNE para reemplazar a aquellos cuyo mandato expiró en abril de 2013, y el progreso hasta la fecha.
Renewal of the Electoral Authority in Venezuela: Process to Create the Electoral Nominations Committee (PDF)
The Carter Center is initiating a series of monthly Special Reports on the Political-Electoral Context in Venezuela, to assist interested readers to follow the current process of electing new directors of the National Electoral Council (CNE) and discussions within the country about potential electoral reforms prior to the National Assembly elections expected in late 2015. This first report in the series describes the procedures to nominate new members of the CNE to replace those whose terms expired in April 2013, and the progress to date.
May 22, 2014
Final Report: Venezuela's April 2013 Presidential Elections
The Carter Center today released the final report of the study mission that was deployed to Venezuela for the April 14, 2013, presidential elections. The report provides an extensive study of both election day as well as the pre- and post-election periods, including the results of the post-electoral audit process of the electoral system and the challenges to election results presented by the opposition.
Centro Carter Publica Informe Final Sobre Las Elecciones En Venezuela
El Centro Carter dio a conocer el Informe Final de la misión de estudio que envió a Venezuela con motivo de las elecciones presidenciales del 14 de abril de 2013. Dicho documento ofrece al lector un estudio extensivo tanto del día de los comicios como de los periodos pre y post comiciales, incluyendo el análisis del resultado de los procesos de auditorias post comiciales y de las solicitudes de impugnación de los resultados electorales presentadas por los sectores opositores.
Feb. 20, 2014
Friends of the Inter-American Democratic Charter Statement on the Situation in Venezuela (en español)
The Friends of the Inter-American Democratic Charter repudiate the events that occurred during and after the peaceful demonstrations by student organizations on Feb. 12, 2014, in Venezuela. The group laments the loss of life and the wounded, and expresses its strong condemnation of the detention of more than 100 students, some of whom reported violations of their physical integrity.
July 3, 2013
Carter Center Issues Report on Venezuela Election
The Carter Center today released a preliminary report on Venezuela's April 14, 2013, special presidential elections recommending electoral reforms to ensure greater campaign equity, increased efforts to improve the electoral climate for voters, and more information about the effectiveness of the biometric identification system and procedures to prevent usurpation of voter identity and multiple voting.
Centro Carter Publica Informe Sobre Las Elecciones En Venezuela
El Centro Carter dio a conocer hoy un informe preliminar sobre las elecciones presidenciales especiales realizadas en Venezuela el 14 de abril de 2013, en el que se recomienda una serie de reformas electorales para asegurar una mayor equidad en las campañas, un incremento en los esfuerzos para mejorar el clima electoral el día de la votación y un mayor flujo de información sobre la eficacia del sistema de identificación biométrica y los procedimientos para prevenir la usurpación de la identidad y el voto múltiple.
Nov. 21, 2012
Final Report: The Carter Center study Mission to the Oct. 7, 2012, Presidential Election in Venezuela (PDF)
The 2012 presidential elections in Venezuela won by Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías reflected and reinforced the intense political contestation and social polarization Venezuelans have grown accustomed to since Chávez was first elected to the presidency in December 1998. Fortunately, tensions did not boil over and voting took place peacefully amid the high stakes election on Oct. 7, 2012.
Informe Final: Misión de Estudio del Centro Carter Elecciones Presidenciales en Venezuela el 7 de octubre 2012
La elección presidencial de 2012, en la que resultó vencedor Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, reflejó y reafirmó la intensa confrontación política y polarización social a las que ya se han acostumbrado los venezolanos desde que Chávez fue elegido presidente en diciembre de 1998. Afortunadamente, las tensiones no se desbordaron y la votación se llevó a cabo de manera pacífica en medio de un proceso con fuertes intereses en juego.
Oct. 5, 2012
Carter Center Study Mission to Venezuela Elections Releases Pre-Electoral Report
The Carter Center's independent study mission to Venezuela today released a pre-electoral report, which assesses the preparations for key elements of the process including voter registration, campaign conditions, voting conditions, integrity of the vote count, and the dispute resolution process.
Informe Pre-electoral de la Misión de Estudio del Centro Carter sobre las Elecciones en Venezuela
La misión independiente de estudio del Centro Carter en Venezuela dio a conocer hoy un informe pre-electoral en el que se evalúan los elementos clave del proceso electoral venezolano 2012, incluyendo temas tales como el registro de votantes, las condiciones de la campaña, las condiciones de la votación, la integridad del conteo de votos y el proceso de resolución de conflictos.
Dec. 3, 2007
Carter Center Statement on Venezuela Referendum (Spanish follows English version)
Venezuelan citizens responded on Dec. 2 in a peaceful and orderly way to the referendum convoked by the National Electoral Council (CNE) to approve or reject the proposal to reform the National Constitution, presented to the citizens by the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. With 90 percent of the vote counted, the CNE declared the referendum defeated, and immediately thereafter President Hugo Chávez Frías accepted the results on national television.
Nov. 1, 2007
Final Report of the Technical Misson: Observing the 2006 Presidential Elections in
In response to an invitation from the Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE), The Carter Center organized a specialized, technical mission to observe the use of automated voting technology employed in the Dec. 3, 2006, presidential elections in Venezuela.
Misión Técnica del Centro Carter Elecciones Presidenciales 3 de diciembre de 2006
En respuesta a una invitación del Consejo Nacional Electoral de Venezuela (CNE), el Centro Carter organizó una misión técnica especializada para la observación del sistema de votación automatizado utilizado durante las elecciones presidenciales del 3 de diciembre de 2006.
July 1, 2006
Reflexiones y Aportes Para la Reforma de la Legislacion Electoral Venezolana (PDF)
A petición del Presidente del Consejo Nacional Electoral y el Presidente de la Asamblea Nacional de Venezuela, el Centro Carter comisionó a cuatro expertos en derecho electoral comparado para efectuar un estudio del conjunto de leyes que norman el sistema electoral venezolano.
June 28, 2005
Report: The Carter Center and the Peacebuilding Process in Venezuela
June 2002 - February 2005 (English and Spanish).
Feb. 25, 2005
Final Reports: The Venezuela Presidential Recall Referendum
An overview of the Carter Center's observation of the 2004 Venezuela presidential recall referendum, with links to three final reports (in English and Spanish).