Former U.S. President Carter ‘not feeling well,’ cuts short Guyana trip

ATLANTA, GEORGIA (BNO NEWS) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Sunday cut short his trip to Guyana and returned back to the United States, with a spokeswoman saying he was "not feeling well," but providing no other details.

Carter, who is 90, was in Guyana along with staff from the Carter Center's election observation mission to observe Monday's general election in the South American country. "President Carter was not feeling well and has departed Guyana to return to Atlanta today," spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said in a brief statement.

It was not immediately clear whether the former president would need to undergo medical tests after arriving back in Atlanta.

"The Carter Center election observation mission in Guyana is continuing its work and will keep him informed of developments," Congileo added. "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."

Carter served as president of the United States from 1977 until 1981. He and his wife Rosalynn founded the Carter Center, a non-governmental organization, in 1982, and the Center has served as both a mediator in international conflicts and an observer in electoral processes.

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