The Carter Center is planning a "limited mission" to observe only "parts" of the coming presidential elections to "which the Center has access" and the "30-minute time limitation on witnesses' access to poling stations" will remain, as a result "the Center will not be able to draw conclusions about the overall electoral process". The Carter mission will be led by the "former Prime Minister of Yemen" and "former Foreign Minister of Jordan". See the full statement below.
We posted before about our concern ("Is The Carter Center Playing Politics and with Words?"). These limited in scope missions led by Mubarak friends in the Arab world are later used by SCAF and others to trivialize significant elections violations (e.g., the whole fiasco of the registries in the first round). Later we end up with the picture of Jimmy Carter all over the media as an endorsement of the elections and declaring the process "acceptable" and the violations are relegated to the fine print.