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Carter Center Launches International Delegation for Presidential Election in Tunisia

Contacts: Selima Djait,, +216 55050959;
Deanna Congileo,;
Soyia Ellison,

TUNIS — 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 presidential election on Nov. 23.

The mission will be co-led by Carter Center CEO Ambassador (Ret.) Mary Ann Peters and international lawyers and human rights defenders Hina Jilani of Pakistan and Ambassador Audrey Glover of the United Kingdom.

The Carter Center established a field office in Tunisia in July 2011 and has monitored the National Constituent Assembly elections, the constitution-making process, and the establishment of institutional and legal electoral frameworks. It deployed 10 long-term observers and a core team of experts in July 2014 prior to observing the Tunisian legislative elections on Oct. 26. The Center concluded that the voting process for the legislative election was carried out in a calm, orderly, and transparent manner throughout the country.

"I congratulate the citizens of Tunisia on the successful legislative elections in October and am honored to be an observer as Tunisians elect their next president," said Ambassador Peters. "The Carter Center, other international observers, and domestic observers look forward to assessing the democratic process with the active participation of voters and civil society on Nov. 23."

For the presidential election, the Center plans to deploy over 70 short-term observers in addition to the 10 long-term observers who have monitored the electoral process in Tunisia since the voter registration period. The delegation is comprised of observers from 23 countries. They will witness the electoral process, including voting, counting, polling, and tabulation, and release a preliminary statement of key findings on Nov. 25, 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 présidentielles en Tunisie

مركز كارتر يعلن عن قدوم وفد دولي للانتخابات الرّئاسيّة في تونس

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