Feeling unwell, Jimmy Carter cuts short Guyana visit

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Former President Jimmy Carter speaks during the memorial service for Rev. Theodore Hesburgh at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, on May 10, 2015. | Robert Franklin/AP

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — CarterCenter officials say former U.S. President JimmyCarterhas cut short an election observation visit in Guyana due to health reasons.

Sunday’s statement from the Center says the 90-year-old ex-president is returning to Atlanta. It did not disclose specifics, only sayingCarterwas “not feeling well.”

The Guyana observer mission marks theCarterCenter’s 100th mission. Staffers will remain in the South American country to observe the vote.

It would have beenCarter’s39th trip to personally observe an international election.

Guyana’s national elections are being held Monday more than a year earlier than schedule because President Donald Ramotar had suspended Parliament to avoid a no-confidence vote. The vote pits his People’s Progressive Party against an opposition coalition.

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