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Making it Happen: Election Observation

Most Carter Center short-term election observers are volunteers from different backgrounds and nationalities; many have observed elections all over the world; all are impartial and trusted to monitor whether an election reflects the true will of the people. Watch the video to get an inside view of how Carter Center short-term observers accomplish their mission to evaluate the credibility of Nepal's 2013 election.

To read more about the Carter Center's work in Nepal, please visit

Since 1989, The Carter Center has observed more than 90 elections in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Help us continue to strengthen democracy and promote free and fair elections worldwide.

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Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in partnership with Emory University, The Carter Center is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. The Center wages peace, fights disease, and builds hope worldwide.

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