Historic Election Victory in Grenada

New National Party (NNP) supporters gathered at the victory rally this evening. (Photo credit: Sheldon Scott/Facebook)

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Wednesday March 14, 2018
– For the second straight time, and the third time overall, the New National Party (NNP) has won every one of the 15 seats up for grabs in general elections in Grenada.

The clean sweep in yesterday’s elections follows similar outcomes in 1999 and 2013.

The NNP’s 71-year-old leader and Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell was ecstatic with the win, and was in a dancing mood after the victory for his party was declared.

At the same time, he said it was a “humbling experience”.

“It feels good. The people of my country have shown the level of confidence in the way I have governed,” Mitchell said.

He also urged the leadership of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to join in helping chart the way forward for Grenada.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell (third from right) with some of the NNP’s successful candidates. (Photo credit: Shelton Scott/Facebook)

Conceding defeat last night, NDC political leader Nazim Burke said the people of the Eastern Caribbean nation had spoken and the party would listen.

“We accept the verdict of the people and congratulate the Prime Minister,” he said.

To party supporters, Burke assured that it was “not the end of the world”.

“Adversity always creates its own opportunities, and this could be our opportunity to do something bigger and better for Grenada,” he said.

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