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Carter Center Statement on Egypt Elections

CONTACT: In Cairo, Maurice Chammah +2 010 1283 2236 or
In Atlanta, Deborah Hakes 1-404-420-5124 or

Contrary to certain reports in the media, The Carter Center would like to reiterate one of its findings with respect to the second round of the Egyptian presidential election. Carter Center witnesses did not observe evidence of major or systematic flaws in the voting and counting processes (June 16-18) that unfairly advantaged either candidate.

Given the late accreditation and other restrictions placed on The Carter Center, which are contrary to international principles for election observation, the Center could only deploy a "limited mission" and was unable to assess the quality of voter registration and other parts of the electoral process. It is impossible, therefore, for The Carter Center to provide an assessment regarding the election process as a whole. 

Read the Carter Center's June 19 preliminary statement on the Egypt presidential runoff


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