Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Carter Centre delegation expected Today

A Carter Centre election observation leaders and short-term observers will arrive in Ghana on December 2 to observe election preparations and voting on December 7.

The team would join the Centre's long-term observers, who have been deployed throughout Ghana since late September.

A statement from the Centre said while in Ghana, the observers would be briefed for two days before deployment to all 10 regions.

The 50-member delegation is being co-led by former Botswana President Quett Masire and former Prime Minister of Tanzania, Justice Joseph Warioba of the East African Court of Justice.

The delegation will hold a media opportunity at a polling station in Accra on Election Day, and a press conference on December 9 to release their preliminary findings.

The Carter Centre conducts election observation activities in a non-partisan, professional manner in accordance with applicable law and international standards for election observation as set forth in the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation.

The Centre coordinates closely with other international and domestic observer delegations and publishes its statements on its Web site: www.cartercenter.org.

The Carter Centre is a non-governmental organization that has helped to improve life for people in more than 70 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers in developing nations to increase crop production.

The Carter Centre was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalyn, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.


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