Jan. 1, 2002 Final Report: China Village Elections 2001 (PDF) At the invitation of Minister Zeng Jianhui, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, the National People's Congress (NPC), former U.S. President Jimmy Carter led a delegation to the People's Republic of China to promote The Carter Center's China Village Election Project, observe a village election in Zhouzhuang Town, Jiangsu Province, and exchange ideas with top Chinese leaders on issues of common concern.
March 1, 2000 Final Report: China Village Elections 2000 (PDF) At the invitation of the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA), People's Republic of China, The Carter Center sent a delegation to observe villager committee (VC) elections in Hebei Province from January 4 to 13, 2000.
March 1, 1999 Final Report: China Village Elections 1998 to 1999 (PDF) This report describes in detail The Carter Center's activities in China from July 1998 to January 1999 with a focus on the observation of China's village and township elections and recommendations to improve the quality of those elections.
Jan. 14, 1999 Postelection Statement on China Township Elections, Jan. 14, 1999 At the invitation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples' Congress (NPC) of the People's Republic of China, an eight-person delegation from The Carter Center observed direct elections for township people's congress (TPC) representatives and indirect elections for township government officials in Chongqing municipality in southwest China between January 8-13, 1999.
March 2, 1998 Final Report: China Village Elections 1998 (PDF) At the invitation of the government of the People's Republic of China, The Carter Center sent a delegation to observe village elections in China from March 2-15, 1998. In addition to evaluating nine village elections in Jilin and Liaoning provinces, the nine-person team, led by Carter Center Fellow Dr. Robert Pastor, reached a long-term agreement with the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) on election-related projects.
March 5, 1997 Final Report: China Village Elections 1997 (PDF) At China's invitation, The Carter Center sent a seven-person, international team led by Dr. Robert Pastor, a Carter Center Fellow and expert on elections, to observe the village electoral process in Fujian and Hebei provinces.
Dec. 14, 2011 The Carter Center Notes Peaceful Elections in a Fragile Political and Social Context (En anglais et en français) Côte d'Ivoire's 2011 legislative elections represent an essential step in re-establishing the constitutional order in Cote d'Ivoire and achieving a key goal of the peace process laid out by the Political Accord of Ouagadougou. The Carter Center highlights the generally peaceful voting environment and the absence of major security incidents during the polls, which took place in the fragile political and social context of the post-electoral crisis of 2010-2011.
Nov. 30, 2010 Cote d'Ivoire Presidential Run-Off Election: High Voter Turnout Amid Political Tension The Carter Center found high voter turnout for the presidential run-off election in Cote d'Ivoire despite an often tense and sometimes violent political campaign. The Center notes with special concern that several deaths occurred in election day violence and calls on the two presidential candidates, Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara, to remind their supporters of the need to wait for the announcement of results without further incident.
Nov. 2, 2010 Cote d'Ivoire Presidential Election Marks Historic Milestone in Peace Process (En anglais et en français) The Oct. 31 presidential election in Cote d'Ivoire was conducted in a calm environment with a high-level of voter participation. These elections marked a crucial step in Cote d'Ivoire's peace process and gave voters the opportunity to elect their next president in the country's first truly open contest. The Ivoirian people have exercised their right to vote; they also have the right to have their vote accurately recorded and ultimately respected by all candidates.
Nov. 7, 2008 Carter Center Launches Election Observation Mission to Côte d'Ivoire The Carter Center deployed three teams of observers to regions around Côte d'Ivoire this week to formally launch its international election observation mission. Observers will focus on ongoing voter registration and assess overall preparations for the presidential elections.
Oct. 30, 2012 Final Report: Presidential and Legislative Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nov. 28, 2011 (PDF)(En Français) The Carter Center accepted invitations from the Independent National Elections Commission (CENI) to observe the 2006 and the 2011 elections. On both occasions, we witnessed the spirit of the Congolese people and a determination to vote that deserves continued international support and encouragement. As the following report details, there were many challenges in the conduct of these elections, especially the compilation of results, which also should be a cause for continuing international interest and concern.
Feb. 23, 2012 Carter Center: Democratic Republic of the Congo Legislative Election Results Compromised(En français - PDF) The Carter Center finds that as with the Nov. 28, 2011, presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the integrity of the national assembly results has been compromised. It is difficult, and given the circumstances and amount of time that has passed, perhaps impossible, for the Independent National Election Commission (CENI) or any other body to reconstruct fully the results in the hopes of producing a faithful record of the will of the people.
June 1, 2007 Final Report: International Election Observation Mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2006, Presidential and Legislative Elections Following invitations from President Joseph Kabila and the president of the electoral commission, Abbé Apollinaire Malumalu, The Carter Center conducted two assessment visits in 2005. In April 2006, the Center established a field office in Kinshasa to coordinate election observation activities. Through a combination of long- and short-term election monitoring, the Center monitored election preparations and political developments and was able to provide feedback to election authorities, political parties, and domestic observers throughout the mission. The Center issued multiple public reports and conducted many private meetings to share its findings.
May 1, 1997 Final Report: Observing the 1996 Dominican Republic Elections (PDF) At the invitation of the Central Electoral Board of the Dominican Republic and the three principal parties, The Carter Center's Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government, along with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), monitored the 1996 presidential elections.
Aug. 16, 1990 Final Report: Observing the 1990 Dominican Republic Elections (PDF) At the invitation of the president of the Central Electoral Board of the Dominican Republic, The Carter Center's Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government, along with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), monitored the 1990 presidential elections.
Jan. 14, 2013 Carter Center Releases Recommendations for Egypt's Upcoming House of Representatives Elections(عربي) The Carter Center today released its recommendations for Egypt's upcoming parliamentary elections based on its observation missions for the 2011-2012 parliamentary and presidential elections. The Center suggests critical reforms in the following areas: voter education and information, women in the electoral process, electoral observation, internal and external communications, procedures and training, voter access and participation, electoral contestants (parties and candidates), and electoral legal framework.
Dec. 21, 2012 Final Report: Presidential Election in Egypt, MayJune 2012 (PDF) Egypt's historic 2012 presidential election was the first time Egypt's head of state would be directly elected by the people in a competitive election that included candidates representing diverse political platforms and where the outcome was genuinely unknown. The presidential election on May 2324, 2012, and the runoff on June 1617, 2012, also marked at least the fourth and fifth times, respectively, that Egyptians were called to the polls in little over a year.The Carter Center was present for both rounds of the presidential election. However, its mission to witness the election was limited in scope due to restrictions imposed on election witnesses by Egypt's electoral authorities.
Sept. 21, 2012 Final Report: Carter Center Mission to Witness the 20112012 Parliamentary Elections in Egypt (PDF)|(عربي) Under the supervision of a judicial election management body, polling for Egypt's parliamentary elections took place over a nearly three-month period between Nov. 28, 2011, and Feb. 22, 2012. In spite of concerns and in spite of visible flaws in the election process itself, it is the assessment of the Carter Center's mission that the results of the parliamentary elections appeared to broadly represent the will of Egypt's voters.
June 19, 2012 The Carter Center Releases Preliminary Statement on Second Round of Egypt's Presidential Election(عربي) The Carter Center's election witnessing mission in Egypt issued preliminary findings today for the second round of Egypt's presidential elections. The Center noted that the Egyptian people again have demonstrated their deep commitment to the electoral process. However, The Carter Center expressed grave concern about the broader political and constitutional context, which calls into question the meaning and purpose of the elections.
May 26, 2012 Executive Summary of Carter Center Preliminary Statement on Egypt's Presidential Election(عربي) The Carter Center election witnessing mission was accredited in Egypt by the Presidential Election Commission (PEC) on May 3, 2012. Accreditation badges, necessary for witnesses to observe the process, were only provided on May 16, less than seven days before the election. The Carter Center mission, which is led by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, includes a total of 102 witnesses from 35 countries who visited 909 polling stations in 25 governorates to follow voting, counting, and tabulation. The Center's witnesses continue to assess the conclusion of the vote tabulation, and will remain in Egypt to follow the runoff election and the post-election environment.
Feb. 28, 2012 Carter Center Preliminary Statement on Egypt's Shura Council Election(عربي) As Egypt's new parliament works to select a 100-member Constitutional Drafting Committee, the Carter Center's mission to witness the country's Shura elections urges Egypt's elected representatives to address the overwhelming lack of representation of women in the parliament by ensuring at least 30 percent of the committee is female.
Feb. 4, 2012 Carter Center Preliminary Statement on the First Round of Voting in Egypt's Shura Council Elections(عربي) Carter Center witnesses in Egypt observed low levels of interest and participation among voters, political parties, and nongovernmental organizations during the first stage of the country's Shura Council elections. Despite the brief respite between the People's Assembly and Shura Council elections, Egypt's election authority was able to introduce several technical amendments for the Shura election including the use of more secure ballot boxes and the counting of votes at polling stations.
Dec. 8, 2011 Carter Center Statement on Egypt's Election Results and Complaints Management Process (عربي) The Carter Center has closely observed the first round of Egypt's parliamentary elections, witnessing polling and counting Nov. 28-30 and the runoffs Dec. 5-6, and notes that conducting runoffs amid a multiphase election poses distinct challenges requiring extra efforts in key areas. The Center offers the following observations and suggestions to help address the main challenges of electoral complaints resolution and the timely announcement of results.
Nov. 21, 2011 Carter Center Statement on Egypt's Pre-election Environment(عربي) The Carter Center is greatly concerned about the ongoing violence at Tahrir Square and elsewhere in Egypt that has resulted in more than 30 casualties. As events continue to unfold, we urge the authorities to act with restraint and for all involved to continue to advance a meaningful democratic transition in Egypt through peaceful political participation and respect for the rule of law.
Sept. 15, 2005 Ethiopia 2005 National Elections, Statement on The Carter Center Observations, Sept. 15, 2005 (PDF) The Carter Center was pleased to accept the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to observe the 2005 parliamentary elections in Ethiopia. The May 15 elections were for 524 of the country's 547 constituency-based seats in the national parliament. The remaining 23 seats in the Somali region were elected separately in votes held on August 21.
June 9, 2005 Carter Center Postelection Statement on the Ethiopia Elections, June 9, 2005 The Carter Center joins other members of the international community and Ethiopian citizens in expressing its deep alarm and sorrow at the violence, injuries, deaths, and violations of human rights that have occurred since 6 June in Addis Ababa and elsewhere in Ethiopia in the aftermath of the 15 May national elections.
June 3, 2005 Postelection Statement on Ethiopia Elections, June 3, 2005 The Carter Center's May 16 postelection statement, based on observations of the polling process in Addis Ababa and selected locations in eight regions, expressed some concerns and noted that for the first time in history the majority of Ethiopian voters were presented with choices when they went to the polls.
May 19, 2005 Ethiopia Elections: Jimmy Carter Trip Report, Postelection Statement The Carter Center thanks the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia for its invitation to observe the May 15, 2005, national elections and all those who welcomed us and took the time to contribute to our understanding of Ethiopian politics and the electoral process.
Jan. 31, 2012 Final Report: Observation Mission to Ghana's 2008 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, December 2008 January 2009 (PDF) The Carter Center found that Ghana's voters participated in transparent and relatively peaceful elections during the presidential and parliamentary elections on Dec. 7, 2008, and the presidential runoff on Dec. 28, 2008. The initial round of presidential elections was contested by six different parties, and as no candidate received the required 50-percent-plus-one, a runoff took place between John Evans Atta Mills of the opposition National Democratic Congress and former Foreign Minister Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the ruling New Patriotic Party.
Dec. 30, 2008 Ghana Presidential Run-off Election Observation Mission Preliminary Statement The Carter Center election observation mission has been in Ghana since May 2008 following an invitation from the Electoral Commission of Ghana. During the Dec. 7 first-round election, the Center deployed a 57-person observer team to more than 300 polling stations in 30 districts. A preliminary statement released on Dec. 9 details the Center's findings on the political environment and election-day activities.
Dec. 30, 2008 Carter Center Finds Ghana's Presidential Run-off Elections Credible and Peaceful The Carter Center found that Ghana's voters participated in a transparent and relatively peaceful presidential run-off election on Dec. 28, 2008. Preliminary reports of the election, which was contested by John Evans Atta Mills of the National Democratic Congress and former Foreign Minister Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the ruling New Patriotic Party, indicate that the administration of this election was well executed, illustrating the successful organization of the Electoral Commission and the determination of the Ghanaian public to ensure continued democratic consolidation.
Oct. 31, 2008 Carter Center: Time Remains to Resolve Ghana's Pre-Electoral Problems A Carter Center delegation that assessed Ghana's pre-electoral environment this week concluded that problems arising from the limited registration period, including the registration of minors and multiple registrations, have resulted in serious concerns leading to decreased confidence in the electoral process.
Sept. 4, 2015 Carter Center's High-Level Political Delegation Calls Guatemalans to Vote on Sunday(En español) After its first contact with electoral authorities and other Guatemalan stakeholders, the Carter Center's high-level political delegation has found an extraordinary climate of peace and civic commitment despite the complex political moment through the country has experienced. In this spirit, we encourage all citizens to vote in peace and with democratic conviction, sure that in this new stage, an election with high voter turnout will fortify Guatemala's transformation.
Dec. 22, 2011 Final Report: Guatemala Election Observation 2003 (PDF) On Nov. 9, 2003, the Carter Center observed Guatemala's fifth presidential, congressional, and municipal elections since the end of military rule in 1985. This report concentrates on the human rights situation during and after the campaign, including issues surrounding pre-election intimidation and violence, and accountability for past and present abuses, protection of human rights defenders, and inclusive civic dialogue.
Dec. 30, 2003 Postelection Statement on Guatemala Elections, Dec. 30, 2003 Carter Center representatives observed the second round of national elections in Guatemala on Dec. 28, 2003, in the departments of El Quiché, San Marcos, Totonicapán, Huehuetenango, and Suchitepéquez. The Center congratulates president-elect Oscar Berger and expresses the hope that his government will prioritize full implementation of the 1996 Peace Accords, particularly strengthening the rule of law within the framework of fundamental human rights.
Oct. 18, 2011 Final Report: Observing the 2010 Presidential Elections in Guinea (PDF)(En français) This is the Carter Center's final report covering the entirety of its observation mission for the 2010 electoral processes in Guinea. While many of the contained findings were made public in the various statements published throughout the mission's time on the ground, this report is intended to encapsulate the Center's involvement in the Guinean presidential election.
Nov. 19, 2010 The Carter Center Urges Calm, Restraint in Guinea (En anglais et en français) The Carter Center appeals to Guinea's political party leaders to allow the Supreme Court to resolve any disputes over election results and to reiterate their appeals for calm. At the same time, the Center welcomes pledges made by both candidates to constitute a government of national unity as a gesture of reconciliation regardless of who is declared winner by the Supreme Court.
June 22, 2010 General Yakubu Gowon to Lead Carter Center Delegation to Observe Guinea's June 27 Elections The Carter Center announced today that General Dr. Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria's former head of state, will co-lead the Center's international election observation delegation to Guinea along with Dr. John Stremlau, Carter Center vice president for peace programs. The Carter Center mission will also include more than 30 observers representing over 15 different nations deployed throughout the country.
July 10, 2007 Final Reportto the Guyana Elections Commission on the 2006 General and Regional Elections, February 15, 2007 (PDF) With USAID funding, The Carter Center conducted a targeted observation for Guyana's Aug. 28, 2006, national elections to demonstrate the Center's interest in and support for Guyana's democratization process. The Center also sought to assess the political and electoral environment in Guyana surrounding the 2006 elections in follow-up to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter's 2004 visit to Guyana. The 2006 elections marked a historic event in the country as Guyana experienced its most peaceful election in recent history.
Aug. 31, 2006 Carter Center Preliminary Statement on the 2006 Guyana Elections The Carter Center commends the people of Guyana, the political parties, and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for what so far has been the most peaceful and orderly electoral process in recent history. This speaks to the maturing of Guyana's political culture and the deep yearning for peace and progress, which is shared by all Guyanese. That said, the frustration and fear that exists across society must be acknowledged and mitigated through actions of political leaders over the coming days and beyond.
March 15, 1993 Final Report:Observing Guyana's Elections Process, 1990-1992 (PDF) The Guyanese election of Oct. 5, 1992 is of historic importance for Guyana and for all of Latin America and the Caribbean. For the first time in 28 years, all of the political parties of Guyana and the international observers agreed that the election was free and fair, and a peaceful transfer of power occurred.
Jan. 1, 1995 Assessment Mission to Haiti, January 1995 (PDF) Report on the Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government's December 1994 mission to assess Haiti's political and economic climate and to explore opportunities to assist with economic development.
May 1, 1991 Final Report: Observing the 1990 Haiti Elections (PDF) At the invitation of the President of Provisional President Ertha Pascal Trouillot, the Provisional Electoral Council and leaders of the major political parties, The Carter Center's Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government, along with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), monitored the 1990 elections.
April 12, 2009 Carter Center Congratulates Indonesia on Generally Peaceful Elections The Carter Center congratulates the people, political parties, and National Election Commission (KPU) of Indonesia on the generally peaceful April 9, 2009, legislative elections, the third since the country's democratic transition from the New Order of former President Soeharto.
March 25, 2009 Carter Center Launches Limited Election Observation Mission to Indonesia The Carter Center deployed three teams of long-term observers to locations in Indonesia this week to formally launch its limited election observation mission of the country's April 9 legislative elections. These will be the third elections in Indonesia that the Center has observed.
Sept. 22, 2004 Postelection Statement on Indonesia Election, Sept. 22, 2004 The second round of Indonesia's historic first direct presidential election has taken place successfully, in a general atmosphere of calm, order, and open participation. The Carter Center congratulates the people and leaders of Indonesia for the successful conduct of the presidential election and for the peaceful atmosphere that has prevailed throughout Indonesia's three rounds of elections in 2004. This represents a major step in the country's ongoing democratic transition.
Aug. 2, 2004 Postelection Statement on Indonesia Elections, Aug. 2, 2004 In support of Indonesia's ongoing democratization and political reform, The Carter Center is continuing to monitor this election, as Indonesian voters for the first time directly choose their president. The Carter Center was invited by the election commission (KPU) and welcomed by all major political parties.
July 7, 2004 Postelection Statement on Indonesia Elections, July 7, 2004 (English and Bahasa) In support of Indonesia's ongoing democratization and political reform, The Carter Center is pleased to observe this historic election, as Indonesian voters for the first time directly choose their president. The Carter Center, which observed the 1999 national elections, was invited by the election commission (KPU) and welcomed by all major political parties.
June 25, 2004 Pre-Election Statement on Indonesia Elections, June 25, 2004 In support of Indonesia's ongoing process of democratization and political reform, The Carter Center is pleased to witness the historic 2004 election, when Indonesian voters for the first time will directly choose their president.
Oct. 21, 2012 Palestine Electoral Study Mission Urges Political Reconciliation The Oct. 20, 2012 municipal polls, the first to be held in the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT) since 2006, took place under significant pressures, including the conduct of elections while under Israeli occupation, the political impasse between the two leading Palestinian political movements, and the continued erosion of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms by political actors in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Jan. 25, 2006 Final NDI Report: The Palestinian Legislative Council Elections (PDF) At the invitation of the Palestinian Central Elections Commission (CEC), the National Democratic Institute (NDI), in partnership with The Carter Center, organized an 84-member international delegation to monitor the January 2006 Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) elections. The delegation was led by former United States President Jimmy Carter, former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt, former Albanian President Rexhep Meidani, and former Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs Ana Palacio. The observation mission was supported by a grant from the United States Agency for International Development.
March 1, 1997 Final Report: Observing the 1996 Palestine Elections (PDF) A 41-member international delegation, organized by the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) and The Carter Center, observed the January 20, 1996, elections in all 16 constituencies of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Oct. 18, 2002 Postelection Statement on Jamaica Elections, Oct. 18, 2002 We commend the Jamaican voters for participating peacefully in an election day that was generally free of the violence marring it in the past. The Jamaican people made a clear call for change in the culture of violence, and the candidates have responded. We commend the leaders of the parties for their gracious and statesmanlike speeches last night, for their calls to work together for the good of the country, and for their joint pre-election statement calling for a peaceful election.
Oct. 7, 2002 Pre-Election Statement on Jamaican Elections, Oct. 7, 2002 The Carter Center, as part of its continuing observation of the Jamaica electoral process, would like to offer the following interim comments. These are based on the findings of 12 international medium term observers, who have monitored the electoral process in 24 constituencies throughout the island since nomination day, September 30.
March 1, 1998 Final Report:Observing the 1997 Jamaica Elections (PDF) At the invitation of Jamaica's Electoral Advisory Committee (EAC) and with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), The Carter Center's Council of Freely Elected Heads of Government observed Jamaica's Nov. 12, 1997, elections.
Feb. 14, 2013 The Carter Center Releases Study Mission Report on Jordan's 2013 Parliamentary Elections(عربي) While Jordan's 2013 parliamentary elections yielded important technical advances, the elections were marred by a system that limits equality of suffrage and by persistent concerns about vote buying, proxy registration, and other problems, according to a report issued today by The Carter Center, which sent a study mission to assess the elections held on Jan. 23, 2013.
Oct. 16, 2013 Final Report: Observing Kenya's March 2013 National Elections (PDF) The Carter Center mission to observe the March 4, 2013, voting began in mid-January and continued through late April until the final results were released and challenges decided. On election day, the Center had 52 trained observers from 27 nations deployed across all provinces of the country. Our findings are detailed in this report.
June 8, 2009 Carter Center Commends Lebanon's Successful Elections; Notes Shortcomings and Encourages Continued Reform Executive Summary: The Carter Center commends the Lebanese people and the electoral authorities for the successful conduct of the 2009 parliamentary elections, the results of which have been accepted by both sides. While the process fell short of several of Lebanon's international commitments, most notably secrecy of the ballot, it was conducted with enhanced transparency and in accordance with Lebanon's new consensual electoral law and regulations.
June 1, 2009 Jimmy Carter to Co-Lead Carter Center Delegation to Observe Lebanon's June 7 Elections The Carter Center announced today that former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former Yemeni Prime Minister Abdul Karim al-Eryani will lead the Center's international election observation delegation to observe Lebanon's June 7 parliamentary elections. The Carter Center mission will also include more than 50 observers representing more than 20 different nations deployed throughout the country to observe balloting, counting, and tabulation processes.
April 21, 2009 Carter Center Launches Election Observation Mission to Lebanon The Carter Center launched an international election observation mission to Lebanon last week by deploying six long-term observers to cover all of the country's qadas (districts). The observers represent a diverse team from six countries: Portugal, Belgium, Iraq, the United Kingdom, Albania, and the United States.
March 30, 2012 Final Report: National Elections in Liberia, Fall 2011 The 2011 presidential and legislative elections were an important test for Liberia's transition from civil war to democratic, constitutional government. They were the second elections since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) in 2003 and were widely seen as an opportunity to consolidate peace and accelerate Liberia's political and economic recovery.
Nov. 21, 2011 Carter Center Statement on Liberia's Tally Process and Post-Electoral Environment The Carter Center reports that the tally process for the Nov. 8 presidential run-off election was conducted transparently and in general accordance with Liberia's obligations for democratic elections. Tallying was carried out smoothly throughout the country, with greater adherence to procedures and fewer irregularities than in the first round of the elections.
Nov. 10, 2011 Carter Center Preliminary Statement on the Liberia Presidential Run-Off Election The Carter Center's election observation mission finds that Liberia's Nov. 8 presidential run-off election was conducted in general accordance with Liberia's legal framework and its international obligations for democratic elections. Regrettably, the election was marred by an opposition boycott, violence on the eve of the election, and low voter turnout.
Oct. 20, 2011 Carter Center Statement on Liberia's Tally Process Carter Center observers monitoring the tally and the tabulation of final results in Liberia report a largely transparent process with no evidence of systematic fraud or manipulation of results.
Oct. 3, 2011 Carter Center Liberia Pre-Election Statement (PDF) Liberia's upcoming 2011 presidential and legislative elections represent a critical test for the country's transition from war to democratic and constitutional government. Carter Center observers report that campaigning has been vibrant and generally peaceful, and that political parties and independent candidates have been able to move freely and to convey their message to potential voters.
Feb. 1, 2007 Final Report: Liberia 2005 Elections: Record of Carter Center Involvement (PDF) This report provides an overview of the Carter Center's wide-ranging involvement in the 2005 Liberian elections, including programs with party agents, civil society, and domestic observers as well as the Center's international observation activities. This document supplements the final report of the international observation missions organized jointly by NDI and The Carter Center.
Sept. 27, 2005 Liberia Elections: Read Pre-Election Statement, Election Watch Reports A Carter Center staff team conducted an assessment Aug. 11-17, 2005 of electoral conditions at the start of the campaign for Liberia's October 11 elections. The team found that despite enormous logistical challenges and post-conflict conditions, electoral preparedness appears good at this juncture, and the prospects for a competitive election seem high.
Sept. 9, 2005 Statement of The NDI/Carter Center Pre-Election Delegation to Liberia's 2005 Elections This statement is offered by an international pre-election delegation to Liberia, organized jointly by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and The Carter Center. From September 1 through 9, 2005, 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.
Sept. 1, 2005 First Carter Center Pre-Election Report on Liberia National Elections, October 2005, Aug. 30, 2005 (PDF) Note: This report is supplementary to the Carter Center's "Pre-Election Statement on the 2005 Liberia National Elections," released on August 28, 2005. 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, 2005, 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. 2003.
May 6, 2014 Final Report: The 2014 Constitutional Drafting Assembly Elections in Libya (PDF)(عربي) 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 60-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.
May 6, 2013 Final Report: General National Congress Elections in Libya, July 7, 2012 (PDF)(عربي) 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, 2012, 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 2011 with the overthrow of the dictator Muammar Qadhafi.
July 18, 2012 The Carter Center Finds Libya's Tabulation Process Credible(عربي) The Carter Center welcomes the announcement of preliminary election results by Libya's High National Elections Commission (HNEC) on July 17, 2012, 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.
July 9, 2012 Carter Center Congratulates Libyans for Holding Historic Elections(عربي) The July 7 elections provided Libyans an historic opportunity to vote in meaningful national polls for the first time in almost six decades. The Carter Center was honored to be invited to observe the elections, and congratulates the Libyan people, the High National Elections Commission (HNEC), and the National Transitional Council (NTC) for their dedication and efforts to support Libya's democratic transition.
Dec. 18, 2014 Final Report: 2013 Legislative and Second Round of Presidential Elections in Madagascar (PDF) The Dec. 20, 2013, elections in Madagascar marked a turning point in Malagasy history, an important step toward democracy and a foundation for renewed growth and development. The elections offered an opportunity for one of the world's poorest countries to emerge from five years of economic, social, and political stagnation that began with a 2009 coup d'état — when Andry Rajoelina took power from President Marc Ravalomanana. The international community did not recognize Rajoelina's 2009 coup or his government. Isolated and without critical international support, the Malagasy people suffered as domestic political battles derailed development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feb. 28, 2016 Carter Center Releases Myanmar Post-Election Statement Myanmar's Union Election Commission has addressed post-election complaints in a transparent manner, The Carter Center said in a statement released today, but the country's new government should address legal and structural issues to make it easier for candidates and citizens to pursue complaints in future elections and to further increase the transparency of the tabulation of results.
Nov. 10, 2015 Carter Center Congratulates Myanmar People on Election, Urges Key Democratic Reforms The Carter Center congratulates the people of Myanmar, who have exercised their political rights with pride and enthusiasm. Both on election day and in the preceding months, they participated as voters, observers, political party agents, election officials, and civil society activists. Their empowerment and commitment to the democratic process was not only remarkable but crucial to counterbalancing the considerable structural impediments to fully democratic elections. Oct. 27, 2015 Carter Center Releases Latest Statement on Myanmar's Pre-Election Activities The Carter Center today released its latest statement on Myanmar's pre-election activities, making recommendations to help ensure a democratic process in the days to come. Sept. 25, 2015 Carter Center Issues Statement on Candidate Scrutiny Process and Campaign Environment in Myanmar The Carter Center election observation mission has deployed field teams to observe the electoral campaign, which officially started on Sept. 8. 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.
March 30, 2015 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 2015 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.
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. 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Jan. 1, 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.
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.
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.
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.
July 2, 2011 The Carter Center Urges Meaningful Deliberation of Draft Transitional Constitutionعربي 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
May 28, 2015 Final Report: Legislative and Presidential Elections in Tunisia, October, November, and December 2014 (PDF)(عربي) The Carter Center has released its final report summarizing its findings and highlighting the genuine and competitive nature of the 2014 legislative and presidential elections in Tunisia. The three rounds of elections were the latest steps in a transition to democracy that grew from a spark in December 2010 to the peaceful ouster of the authoritarian Ben Ali regime in January 2011. In its report, the Center commended the Tunisian people for overcoming significant challenges to reach these milestones, which are critical to the country's consolidation of democratic governance. 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.
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.
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.
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.
July 2015 Camino a las elecciones Parlamentarias 2015 Obstáculos y desafíos del proceso electoral (PDF) Este informe constituye la edición final de la serie de informes mensuales especiales sobre el contexto político-electoral en Venezuela, iniciada en agosto de 2014, para ayudar a los lectores interesados en seguir los distintos desarrollos en el país. Este noveno informe contiene un resumen de algunos de los principales acontecimientos de orden político-electoral acaecidos en Venezuela durante el mes de Julio de 2015. English Forthcoming
June 2015 Camino a las elecciones Parlamentarias 2015 El PSUV celebró sus primarias (PDF) El Centro Carter continúa la publicación de la serie de informes mensuales especiales sobre el contexto político-electoral en Venezuela, iniciada en 2014, para ayudar a los lectores interesados en seguir los distintos desarrollos en el país. Este octavo informe contiene un resumen de algunos de los principales acontecimientos de orden político-electoral acaecidos en Venezuela durante el mes de Junio de 2015. English: En route to parliamentary elections in 2015 — the PSUV holds primary elections (PDF) The Carter Center continues to publish the monthly series of Special Reports on the Political - Electoral context in Venezuela, launched in 2014 to assist interested readers in pursuing the various electoral developments in the country. This ninth report contains a summary of some of the major events of political and electoral order occurred in Venezuela during the month of June 2015.
May 2015 Camino a las elecciones Parlamentarias 2015 La MUD celebró sus primarias (PDF) El Centro Carter continua la publicación de la serie de informes mensuales especiales sobre el contexto político-electoral en Venezuela, iniciada en 2014, para ayudar a los lectores interesados en seguir los distintos desarrollos en el pais. Este octavo informe contiene un resumen de algunos de los principales acontecimientos de orden político-electoral acaecidos en Venezuela durante el mes de Mayo de 2015. English: En route to parliamentary elections in 2015 — the MUD holds primary elections (PDF) The Carter Center continues to publish the monthly series of Special Reports on the Political - Electoral context in Venezuela, launched in 2014 to assist interested readers in pursuing the various electoral developments in the country. This eighth report contains a summary of some of the major events of political and electoral order occurred in Venezuela during the month of May 2015.
March 2015 Renovación del Poder Electoral — Preparación de Primarias en Contexto de Conflictividad Política (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 séptimo informe contiene un resumen de algunos de los principales acontecimientos de orden político-electoral acaecidos en Venezuela durante el mes de marzo de 2015. English: Parliamentary Elections — Preparation for Primary Election in the Context of Political Conflict (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 sixth report provides a summary of the major electoral events in Venezuela during the months of March and April 2015.
January 2015 Renovación del Poder Electoral Instalación del nuevo consejo nacional electoral y designación de los órganos subordinados (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 quinto informe contiene un resumen de algunos de los principales acontecimientos de orden político-electoral acaecidos en Venezuela durante el mes de enero de 2015.
December 2014 Renovación del Poder Electoral -- Nombramiento final de rectores del consejo nacional 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 cuarto informe de la serie describe el proceso político que resultó en el nombramiento de los nuevos rectores del CNE por parte del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia (TSJ), después que el oficialismo y la oposición de la Asamblea Nacional no pudieron asegurar una mayoría calificada de dos tercios de votos en el nombramiento de candidatos.
November 2014 Renovación del Poder Electoral Postulación de los candidatos al rector del consejo nacional 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 tercer informe de la serie describe la postulación de los candidatos al rector del consejo nacional electoral. English: Renewal of Electoral Authority in Venezuela — Nomination of CNE Judges (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 third report describes the nomination of candidates to the National electoral Council.
September-October 2014 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. English: 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.
August 2014 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. English: 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 (PDF) 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. En español: Centro Carter Publica Informe Final Sobre Las Elecciones En Venezuela (PDF) 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. En español: 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.
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 Venezuela (PDF) 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. En español: Misión Técnica del Centro Carter Elecciones Presidenciales 3 de diciembre de 2006 Venezuela 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.
Sept. 30, 2004 Executive Summary of Comprehensive Report: 2004 Venezuela Elections (PDF) This is the executive summary of the comprehensive report of the Carter Center's observation of the signature collection, verification, reparos, and the recall referendum in Venezuela. As the formal appeals and dispute adjudication process is still ongoing, we will issue an addendum to this report if needed at the conclusion of these formal appeals. En español: Resumen Ejecutivo del Informe Comprehensivo (PDF) El presente informe es un resumen ejecutivo del informe final detallado sobre la observación del Centro Carter en la recolección de firmas, su verificación, los reparos y el propio revocatorio. Considerando que hay apelaciones formales presentadas y que existe un proceso controversial en marcha, publicaremos un addendum al presente informe si resultare necesario una vez que concluyan las apelaciones formales.
July 31, 2000 Postelection Statement on Venezuela Elections, July 30, 2000 A 48-member international delegation observed the July 30 elections in 16 states and the Federal District. The Carter Center observers visited more than 270 mesas. Our observers were welcomed throughout the country by the Venezuelan authorities and citizens.
May 25, 2000 Pre-Election Statement on Venezuela Elections, May 25, 2000 The Carter Center continues to observe the electoral process, postponed since May 25th. At that time, we applauded the decision to postpone the Mega-elections so that electoral authorities could have the opportunity to better prepare and inform the citizens of Venezuela about their election options and how to vote.
May 24, 2000 Pre-Election Statement on Venezuela Elections, May 24, 2000 The Carter Center continues to closely monitor the preparations for the Venezuelan mega-elections scheduled for May 28. As international observers we cannot guarantee the integrity of the elections. However, we can report our observations to the Venezuelan people and call attention to problems we have observed.
Feb. 1, 1999 Final Report: Observation of the 1998 Venezuelan Elections (PDF) The Carter Center was invited to observe the December 1998 Presidential election. The Special Report gives a detailed summary of the Center's activities, including the pre-election period, the legislative and regional elections, and the presidential election. The report concludes with post-election observations, recommendations, and suggestions.
Dec. 7, 1998 Postelection Statement on Venezuela Elections, Dec. 7, 1998 We congratulate the Venezuelan people for their enthusiastic participation in yesterday's election, and for their demonstration of faith in the democratic process. They voted calmly and peacefully, but definitively for change. We congratulate Venezuela's National Electoral Council and all of those who worked to ensure a smooth and efficient electoral process. The automated vote count system — the first national electronic system in the hemisphere — brought a new level of transparency and confidence to the process.
Carter Center Will Not Observe Zambia Elections The Carter Center announced today that it received an invitation from the Zambian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to observe the 2006 elections, but has decided not to pursue involvement in the upcoming elections.
Jan. 31, 2002 Postelection Statement on Zambia Elections, Jan. 31 2002 This statement, released 31 January 2002, is the Carter Center's third public statement on the Zambian electoral process. The first was a pre-election statement released on December 13, 2001. The second was an interim post-election statement on December 30, 2001.
Dec. 30, 2001 Postelection Statement on Zambia Elections, Dec. 30, 2001 (PDF) The Carter Center's interim statement on the 2001 Zambia elections released 30 December 2001. The Carter Center is pleased to observe Zambia's first tripartite elections since 1964. This is the Center's second election observation mission in Zambia, having observed the historic 1991 multi-party election.
Dec. 13, 2001 Pre-Election Statement on Zambia Elections, Dec. 13, 2001 [PDF] The 13 December 2001 assessment of the Zambian pre-election period. On 27 December 2001, Zambian voters will go to the polls in the country's first ever tripartite elections. Voters will be issued with three ballots to elect the president, 150 members of parliament and hundreds of local council representatives. President Chiluba announced the election date on 22 November and candidate nomination for all elections was completed by 2 December, launching the formal campaign period.
Dec. 1, 1992 Final Report: Observing the 1991 Zambia Elections (PDF) On October 31, 1991, Zambians elected a new president and 150-member National Assembly in the nation's first multiparty elections since 1968. As the culmination of a four-month, comprehensive election monitoring effort of the Zambia Voting Observation Team (Z-Vote), the Carter Center of Emory University and the National Democratic Institute for International Affaires (NDI) organized a 40-member international observer delegation for the elections.
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