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GRENADA | PM confident of victory in upcoming general election

Featured Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell says he is confident that his ruling New National Party (NNP) , will be returned to power. Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell says he is confident that his ruling New National Party (NNP) , will be returned to power.
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Jul. 12, CMC  – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell says he is confident that the ruling New National Party (NNP) , will be returned to power in the upcoming general election.
Dr Keith Mitchell

Mitchell, who is also the current chairman of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) urged Grenadians to return the party to power  to ensure that there is a smooth transition from one chairman of the CDB, to another next year.

He informed the House that in May 2018 Grenada will be hosting the annual CDB meeting and hopes that Grenadians will understand why his Government needs to be the one handing over to the new chairman.

“No changes should take place,” Mitchell told the House .

However a date for the general election, that is constitutionally due by March 2018, has not yet been announced.

Meanwhile, during Tuesday’s post Cabinet briefing, Mitchell was asked if the ceremonial opening of Parliament which is traditionally held in October or November will see a new Government.

“I cannot tell you if the next time we have a ceremonial opening it will be a new government but I know the NNP will be in office,” he said.

The Parliamentary Elections Office which is responsible for executing a general election recently disclosed that it’s ready to ensure free and fear general elections. When questioned about the readiness of the Elections Office, Supervisor of Elections, Alex Phillip, in a written reply, said that his office had used the November 2016 referendum as a preparedness test.

He also said that all the new staff and other persons who are required to ensure a free and fear election are participating in continuous training.

The consolidated voter’s list as of  July 7, contains more than 73,000 names.

In the last general election held in 2013, it was a landslide for the NPP that won all 15 seats in Parliament.

Last modified onWednesday, 12 July 2017 18:36
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