Carter Center Observer Not Able to Travel to Guyana Monday

ATLANTA (May 4, 2020) — The Carter Center’s accredited observation mission remains committed to providing an independent observation of Guyana's electoral process, including the upcoming recount. The Center deployed an observer to Miami who was prepared to travel to Georgetown today, but unfortunately, his flight was denied approval to carry international election observers. The Carter Center continues to reach out to government officials to understand what is required to allow Center staff to return to Guyana to observe the recount process.


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