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Carter Center Announces International Delegation for Legislative Elections in Tunisia

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Under the accreditation of the Instance Supérieure Indépendante pour les Élections (ISIE) of Tunisia, The Carter Center has launched an international election observation mission for Tunisia's legislative election on Oct. 26. Former Yemen Prime Minister Abdel Karim Al-Eryani will lead the mission.

The Carter Center established a field office in Tunisia in July 2011 to monitor the October 2011 National Constituent Assembly elections, as well as the constitution-making process and the establishment of institutional and legal frameworks for future elections. The Center established its current election observation mission in July 2014 by deploying a core team of experts in Tunis and 10 long-term observers throughout the country. They will be joined on Oct. 21 by a team of 50 additional short-term observers. In total, the mission has accredited approximately 75 observers representing 20 countries. The teams will observe the Oct. 26 parliamentary election, including polling and tabulation.

The Carter Center issued a statement during the pre-electoral period identifying concerns about technical and voter outreach aspects of the voter and candidate registration processes, but noting that the ISIE conducted these procedures in an inclusive manner. The observation mission will offer an independent assessment of the process surrounding the legislative election while coordinating with other national and international election observers and key stakeholders. Carter Center observers have met regularly with ISIE representatives, political parties, independent candidates, civil society organizations, members of the international community, and citizen election observers to assess preparations for the Oct. 26 election and the pre-electoral environment. The Center will release a preliminary statement of its key findings on Oct. 28, which will be available at

The Carter Center's assessment of the electoral process will be based on Tunisia's constitution, national legal framework, and its various obligations for democratic elections under public international law, including relevant regional and international agreements. The Center's mission will be conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation, which provides guidelines for professional and impartial election observation.

Further information regarding the Carter Center's activities in Tunisia can be found on its Facebook page and website.


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Le Centre Carter annonce l'arrivée d'une délégation internationale pour les élections législatives en Tunisie

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