Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Guyana elections

World Today

Guyana holds a General election Monday. Politics in the small South American nation has long been contentious, with the two leading political parties drawing their support from two distinct racial groups. International observers will monitor the vote – including a group from The Carter Center, led by the former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Guyana is a former British colony on the Caribbean coast of South America.
It’s the only nation in South America where English is the official language. CCTV’s Stephen Gibbs is in the capital: Georgetown – where he had an opportunity to speak to President Carter.