Grenada Prime Minister Calls General Elections

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Grenadians will go to the polls on Thursday, June 23, 2022, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has announced.

On Saturday night, Mitchell, the ruling New National Party (NNP) leader, announced the date at a political meeting in Telescope, St. Andrew.

He said he had asked the Governor-General to dissolve Parliament, effective Monday, May 16.

According to the Grenada Government Information Service (GIS), the PM also asked the Governor-General to issue the writ for elections on May 17.

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“This essentially means that Grenadians who are not yet registered have only one remaining day to do so, and be able to cast their ballot in the upcoming general elections,” the GIS reported, adding that nomination day for candidates will be Wednesday, June 1.

Police officers will participate in advance polling on Monday, June 20.

Grenada last held elections in 2018, and the NNP swept the polls in the last two general elections, winning all 15 seats in the Parliament.

The ruling NNP will be seeking a third term in office.

It will face a challenge from the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The NDC will be contesting the elections with the young attorney, Dickon Mitchell, at the helm.

Days before the official announcement of the Grenada poll, the NDC leader published an open letter to the Elections Supervisor Elvis Morain on the party’s official website.

The letter expressed concern about the ‘ongoing concerns’ regarding the management of the electoral process in Grenada, particularly the functioning of sub-offices in some Constituencies.

“If these concerns are not immediately addressed, it will not be possible to hold free and fair elections in the future because the electoral process will be compromised,” the letter stated.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Take a very serious look at all these tiny countries in the Caribbean. All without exception suffer from high crime, high poverty rate, high inflation, high indebtedness, high unemployment, high corruption, high victimization, high nepotism. All of these leaders are smoking something that is making them high. It’s not good.

    Why do so many people still support these square pegs in round holes at the highest positions in government. It appears as soon as these politicians are voted in government they automatically become felons, dictators, demons, beasts, villains.

    The sad thing is this when these PMs announce fresh elections. So many of the very poor and dispossessed get so excited. Only to be disappointed as their lot remains the same or even deteriorate.

    • St. Lucia: Area: 616 km sq. GDP 2.48 Billion USD.
      Singapore: Area: 733 km sq. GDP 600 Billion USD.

      Add up the populations of all these islands from Jamaica to Trinidad and we’re approaching the population of Singapore. Add up the GDP of all these same islands and they won’t get anywhere near the economic output of just one island slightly larger than St. Lucia. This is the price of corruption. The entire country suffers.

  2. This is generally the practice the we minister give to them which no administration will ne er change when they aquire power if the opposite still want to sleep after each election that’s their fault but no one else

  3. There appears to be some sort of and I don’t want to use the word but it begins with the letter ‘C’ and end with the letter ‘N’

    This seems to be the norm nowadays when leaders see their position challenge

    THE NDC LEADER ….. published an open letter to the Elections Supervisor Elvis Morain on the party’s official website.

    The letter expressed concern about the ‘ongoing concerns’ regarding the management of the electoral process in Grenada, particularly the functioning of sub-offices in some Constituencies.

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