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Ailing Jimmy Carter Leaves Guyana Early, Was to Monitor Election

Former president Jimmy Carter left Guyana a day before the election he was supposed to monitor. His foundation said he was feeling unwell.

Former president Jimmy Carter, in Guyana to monitor elections there, left a day before the voting because he was unwell, his foundation said.

Carter, 90, was in the South American nation with other members of the Carter Center to observe the polling scheduled for Monday, May 11.

He left Guyana around noon on Sunday with an unspecified ailment, according to iNews Guyana.

"President Carter was not feeling well and has departed Guyana to return to Atlanta today," The foundation said in a press release. "The Carter Center election observation mission in Guyana is continuing its work and will keep him informed of developments"

The Carter Center has observed 99 elections in 38 countries, according to its website.

Before leaving Georgetown on Sunday, May 10, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center election observation delegation co-leaders — Dame Billie Miller of Barbados and Dame Audrey Glover of the United Kingdom — met with some of Guyana’s leaders.The Carter Center
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