ELECTION DAY — MARCH 13!!!! (Updated)
Written by George Grant on January 29, 2018
Following weeks of speculation, the date for Grenada’s next election has finally been announced. Before an endorsement rally for himself, Gregory Bowen and Peter David at Queen’s Park on Sunday, here is how Prime Minister Mitchell made the announcement.
Despite the concerns raised about the date set for the upcoming elections, this is not the first time on which that date has been selected to have a poll in Grenada. Views being expressed both locally and in Grenada’s diaspora are that it was insensitive to schedule the election on a day which is still etched in the minds of Grenadians are one of the most traumatic in history — the day of the 1979 Revolution.
However, on March 13, 1990, the National Democratic Congress was victorious with seven of the 15 seats contested. The Grenada United Labour Party won four, while the New National Party (NNP) and The National Party (TNP each won two.
Meanwhile, at a parallel event which took place on the Carenage under the banner of the National Democratic Congress, their candidate for the Town of St. George, Claudette Joseph urged supporters of the NNP to not vote for their representative in her constituency and called on NNP stalwarts to take a stance against the alleged dictatorship of their leader, Prime Minister Keith Mitchell.