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IEC Boss to Observe American Election

Oct 22, 2008, 5:35 AM

The Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, Alhaji Mustapha L. Carayol has been invited by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) to participate in the IFES' 2008 U.S. Election Program spanning from 1stto 6th November 2008.

According to a press release issued to this paper yesterday, The Chairman will depart Banjul on Thursday 30th October 2008.

The IFES' Election Program, the statement went on will offer a range of educational and professional development opportunities for executives responsible for managing elections.

U.S. Electoral experts will provide participants with an understanding of the U.S. electoral system as well as insights into management issues from comparative international perspectives.

As a hallmark of this special program, participants will be taken on an exclusive tour of polling places throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.