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Carter: ‘Credibility of elections not already destroyed’

April 14 - 2010 JUBA

The former US president, Jimmy Carter, who is heading the monitoring team of the Carter Center in Sudan, acknowledged that there were obviously some problems in the lead-up to the elections in S

The former US president, Jimmy Carter, who is heading the monitoring team of the Carter Center in Sudan, acknowledged that there were obviously some problems in the lead-up to the elections in Sudan, but he would not say that the credibility of the elections has already been “destroyed.” To other news outlets he said he had not found evidence of fraud, but confirmed the elections were ‘flawed’. To the Voice of America Carter said: “I wouldn’t say, in advance, that the integrity of the election has been destroyed, but I’m not going to make any comment about that until after the election process, the vote tabulation is complete,” he said. He told reporters that it is regrettable what is happening in Darfur.  “It was known that Darfur would be a troubled area before the election was planned. And, so nothing serious has happened since the election process has began that has changed the situation in Darfur,” he said.


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