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The Carter Center Announces International Observation Mission for Tunisian Elections

In Tunis, Don Bisson: +216 21 768 208  
In Atlanta, Deanna Congileo:

ATLANTA….The Carter Center deployed on July 7 an international election observation mission for Tunisia's national elections on Oct. 26 and Nov. 23, 2014. Following its observation of the October 2011 National Constituent Assembly elections, The Carter Center monitored the constitution-making process and developments related to the establishment of institutional and legal frameworks for subsequent elections. The Carter Center has been accredited by the Instance Supérieure Indépendante pour les Eléctions (ISIE) to observe both the legislative and presidential elections in the fall.

"Tunisia's democratic transition is being watched closely by others in the region and by the international community," said former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. "The upcoming legislative and presidential elections are an important step toward building strong institutions representing the will of the Tunisian people, which are crucial to implementing the country's new constitution."

The Center is deploying10 long term observers to five regions in Tunisia. The observers represent eight different nationalities. Both the core team and long-term observers will follow the election process from voter registration through the announcement of election results.  The Center will offer an independent and impartial assessment of the process surrounding the legislative and presidential elections, and will coordinate efforts with other national and international election observers and key stakeholders in Tunisia. Carter Center observers will meet regularly with ISIE representatives, political parties, independent candidates, civil society organizations, the international community, and national election observers to assess electoral preparations and the pre-electoral environment throughout the country in advance of the polls.  The Centers periodic public statements on key findings will be available at

The Center's election mission will be conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation, which provides guidelines for professional and impartial international election observation. The declaration was adopted at the United Nations in 2005 and has been endorsed now by more than 40 election observation groups. The Center will assess the electoral process based on Tunisia's new constitution, national legal framework and its obligations for democratic elections contained in regional and international treaties. 


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Le Centre Carter annonce sa mission internationale d'observation des élections tunisiennes

مركز كارتر يعلن عن اطلاق بعثة دولية لملاحظة الانتخابات في تونس

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