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Carter Center Launches International Delegation for Presidential Runoff in Tunisia

Contacts: In Tunisia, Selima Djait,, +216 55050959
In Atlanta, Soyia Ellison,

TUNIS — The Carter Center has launched an international election observation mission for Tunisia's Dec. 21 presidential runoff, its third such effort in 2014.

The mission will be co-led by Ambassador Audrey Glover, a respected international lawyer and human rights defender from the United Kingdom who co-led the Center's presidential election observation team in November, and former Prime Minister of Yemen Abdulkarim al-Eryani, who led the Center's legislative election observation team in October.

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 and presidential elections on Nov. 23. The Center concluded that both elections were conducted in a calm, orderly, and transparent manner.

The Center plans to deploy more than 45 short-term observers for the presidential runoff, 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 19 countries. They will witness the electoral process, including voting, counting, polling, and tabulation. The delegation will release a preliminary statement of key findings on Dec. 22, which will be available

The Carter Center's observer missions in Tunisia are accredited by the Instance Supérieure Indépendante pour les Élections of Tunisia. The 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 Carter Center conducts its observation missions in accordance with the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation, which provides guidelines for professional and impartial election observation.

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


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Le Centre Carter annonce l'arrivée d'une délégation internationale pour le second tour de la présidentielle en Tunisie

مركز كارتر يعلن عن قدوم وفد دولي للدّ ور ال ثّاني من الانتخابات الرّئاسية

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