Tuesday, August 8, 2006
A team from the US-based Carter Centre will monitor this month's election in Guyana, where national elections are often marked by protests.
The centre, led by former US President Jimmy Carter, has sent observers to the last three national elections. It wasn't clear how many monitors the centre would send.
A 60-person international mission funded by the United States, Canada, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Japan will also arrive in mid-August and work with two monitors from the Organization of American States, which has been assessing electoral preparations and security since May.
The election for Guyana's presidency, 65 legislative seats and various regional administration posts is scheduled for August 28. The vote was postponed for about a month to give officials more time to remove the names of thousands of dead and missing people from the voter rolls, train poll workers and make other preparations.