Former President Jimmy Carter Leaves Guyana After Feeling Unwell
He was there for an election observation mission.
By BEN CANDEA
May 10, 2015, 5:45 PM
• 1 min read
-- Former President Jimmy Carter today left Guyana, where he had traveled to act as an election observer, after complaining that he felt unwell.
The Carter Center issued a statement saying he was returning to Atlanta and cutting his election observation visit short. The statement didn't specify why Carter, 90, left, only saying he was "not feeling well."
"President Carter is hopeful about Guyana's election and expressed his commitment and that of The Carter Center to supporting Guyana in the days ahead, stressing the need for a peaceful process before, during, and after the election," read the statement.
The trip would have been Carter's 39th trip to personally observe an international election, according to The Associated Press.