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Carter Center Delegation Arrives in Ghana Dec. 2 to Observe Sunday's Elections


Deborah Hakes, in Atlanta until Dec. 3: 1-404-420-5124,
In Accra beginning Dec. 4: +233 (0) 240 1960 53

ACCRA...Carter Center election observation leaders and short-term observers will arrive in Ghana tomorrow to observe election preparations and voting on Dec. 7. They join the Center's long-term observers, who have been deployed throughout Ghana since late-September. Observers will be briefed for two days then deployed to all 10 regions in the country.

The 50-member delegation is being co-led by former Botswana President Quett Masire and former Prime Minister of Tanzania Justice Joseph Warioba of the East African Court of Justice.

The delegation will hold a media opportunity at a polling station in Accra on election day, Dec. 7, and a press conference on Dec. 9 to release their preliminary findings.

The Carter Center conducts election observation activities in a nonpartisan, professional manner in accordance with applicable law and international standards for election observation as set forth in the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation. The Center coordinates closely with other international and domestic observer delegations and publishes its statements on its Web site:


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Read more about the Carter Center's work in Ghana >>

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Oct. 27, 2008: Carter Center Delegation to Assess Pre-Electoral Climate in Ghana >>

Aug. 26, 2008: Carter Center Releases Findings From its Observation of Ghana's Voter Registration >>

July 25, 2008: Carter Center Launches Election Observation Mission to Ghana >>

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