Tim Pawlenty is headed to Tunisia to be an election monitor.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the former Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota governor will be leading a team of American election monitors to the country in October.
The Tunisian government fell last spring, Tunisians need to pick officials to write their new constitution.
Here’s what Pawlenty told the WSJ about the trip:
“This election will be very meaningful for Tunisia, for America and for the world,” said Mr. Pawlenty. His job, he said, “will be to let the people hosting the election know that the world is watching.”