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ATLANTA (AP) - The Carter Center plans to send a small delegation to Venezuela for the April 14 presidential election.

The delegation will include former Panamanian President Martín Torrijos and will be there at the invitation of Venezuela's National Election Council.

Torrijos said in a statement this week that the delegation "reflects the high international interest in the election."

The Carter Center has been following the political and electoral process in Venezuela in recent years.

After the 2012 presidential election, its team presented a report that found growing confidence among Venezuelans in the automated voting system and the National Election Council, as well as concerns about inequities in the campaign and access to the media.

The Carter Center plans to present a report of its findings after the April election.

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