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Carter Center's High-Level Political Delegation Calls Guatemalans to Vote on Sunday

Contact: In Atlanta, Soyia Ellison, 1-404-420-5124 or

ATLANTA — 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. Whoever wins these elections will have to continue this process and respond to the great challenges that lie ahead.

Our delegation will follow with interest the developments on Sunday and in the days that follow as the Supreme Electoral Tribunal counts the votes and releases the final results.

The Friends of the Inter-American Democratic Charter group is composed of former presidents, prime ministers, cabinet ministers, and human rights leaders from the Western Hemisphere who seek to increase the visibility of the Inter-American Democratic Charter and to prevent democratic tensions from erupting into crises. The Friends visit countries to assess democratic tensions, encourage citizens and governments to make use of international resources to defend their democracies and to resolve constitutional conflicts, and recommend ways for the OAS to apply the charter in a constructive and preventative manner. The Carter Center serves as secretariat for the Friends.


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Delegación de Alto Nivel del Centro Carter exhorta a los guatemaltecos a ejercer sus derechos políticos el domingo

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