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Preliminary Statement on Nicaragua's Elections to be Issued at Press Conference Nov. 7 in Managua

Managua, Nicaragua....The Carter Center will issue a preliminary statement of findings on Nicaragua's  Nov. 5 presidential, vice-presidential, and legislative elections during a press conference scheduled for 11:30 a.m. EDT Nov. 7 at the InterContinental Metrocentro Hotel.

Representing The Carter Center at the press conference will be:

  • Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
  • Former Panama President Nicolas Ardito Barletta
  • Former Peru President Alejandro Toledo
  • Americas Program Director Jennifer McCoy
  • Americas Program Senior Associate Director Shelley McConnell
  • Chief of Mission Jaime Aparicio, former Ambassador of Bolivia to the United States 

The preliminary statement will be posted on immediately following the press conference.



The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide. A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, the Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 65 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers to increase crop production.

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Carter Center Photos:  Deborah Hakes

Officials manage a Nicaraguan pollling station during the Nov. 5 elections. 

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter talks to Chief of Mission Jaime Aparicio on polling day.

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Former Panama President Nicolas Ardito Barletta visits a Managua polling station Nov. 5.

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Former Peru President Alejandro Toledo and Americas Program Director Jennifer McCoy examine paperwork on election day.

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A Nicaraguan woman searches for her name on the election registration list.

5 November 2006:  NPR Interview with Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter

4 November 2006:  Statement by Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center on the Eve of the Nicaragua Elections (English and Spanish)

27 October 2006 - Carter Center Names Leaders for Election Mission to Nicaragua (English and Spanish)

Read more about the Carter Center's work in Nicaragua

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