Tuesday, February 22, 2005

History of Jamaica

History of Jamaica. This is an overview to the history of the island nation of Jamaica. In it, the role of President Carter in helping with free elections is noted.

From the site:

Since the 1993 elections, the Jamaican Government, political parties, and Electoral Advisory Committee have worked to enact electoral reform. In the 2002 general elections, grassroots Jamaican efforts from groups like CAFFE (Citizens Action for Free and Fair Elections), supplemented by international observers and organizations like The Carter Center, helped reduce the violence that has tended to mar Jamaican elections. Former President Carter also observed the 2002 elections and declared them free and fair.

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