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Mitchell hopes for third Grenada win

Regional 19 May, 2022 Follow News

Dr Keith Mitchell hopes for a third consecutive win

Grenada holds its general elections next month and Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell hopes his New National Party (NNP) will secure a third consecutive term in office.

Grenada goes to the polls on June 23. Nomination Day is on June 1. The last general election was in 2018 when the NNP swept the polls again, winning all 15 seats in the Parliament. Mitchell, 75, one of the longest serving heads of government in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has already signalled that this election would be his last as leader of the party.

The NNP will face a challenge from the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), who are contesting the elections headed by attorney Dickon Mitchell (no relation).

PM Mitchell said his administration had been able to stabilize the local economy, brought back discipline to the budgetary process, a situation that found favour with the international community.

“We need to judge the last nine years,” he said, adding that the last four years had also been one of application and devotion. “We said we will deliver and we did in fact deliver, sisters and brothers. We delivered to the public servants millions of dollars of increases after a period of getting not one cent. We delivered to the youths who had been cast away by re-investing in training and personal development.

He said his administration had also developed the environment for increased investment in the country, warning “we cannot go back to stagnation”.

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