CAIRO: Former US president Jimmy Carter arrives at a polling station in Rod El-Farag in Cairo. (Daily News Egypt Photo / Hassan Ibrahim)said there were only few problems that don’t affect the election process during a visit to a polling station in Cairo’s Rod El-Farag district.
The co-founder of the Carter Foundation, which has been monitoring the elections, is due to release a preliminary report on Friday.
Carter will also visit a vote counting station on Wednesday.
His visit to Egypt comes as the staggered People’s Assembly elections near conclusion. Save for a few constituencies that will see a repeat of the vote as per court orders, the Jan. 10-11 run-offs of the third and final round of the elections will provide a complete picture of the results.
Islamists have swept the polls, led by the Freedom and Justice Party and followed by the ultra-conservative Salafi Al-Nour Party.
The former president said he didn’t have a problem with the Islamists sweeping the elections as they presented the choice of the people.
"The will of the people has been expressed accurately," he said.
"I have no problem with that. The US government has no problem with that either," he said in reference to the Islamists’ wins.
Carter, who had brokered the peace deal between Egypt and Israel in the late 1970s, said he wasn’t worried about the impact of the results on the Camp David treaty.