ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) – The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) won Thursday’s general elections, according to preliminary results.
The NDC has been declared victor in nine of the 15 seats with the remainder going to the New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell.
The NDC leader, Dickon Mitchell, 44, who took over the opposition party in October last year, defeated Foreign Affairs Minister Oliver Joseph by a margin of 4,414 to 2,742 votes in the St David constituency and will be named prime minister of Grenada.
In a message posted on its website, the NDC said “we are overwhelmed with gratitude and stand humbled before the Lord our God and you, the people of Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique.”
“Thank you from the bottom of each and every one of our hearts. This victory is not ours, but yours. Now, the hard work begins, but, first, join us at La Sagesse Playing Field for a special victory celebration. Together, we are moving Grenada FORWARD,” the NDC added.
Dr Mitchell, who called the general election ahead of the constitutional March 2023 deadline, polled 2,211 votes as against 773 for Jonathan LaCrette of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to comfortably win his St George North West seat.
Several government ministers including Finance Minister Gregory Bowen, Minister of Legal Affairs, Kindra Mathurin-Stewart, Minister with responsibility for Forestry and Fisheries, Alvin Da Breo as well as Minister for Infrastructure Development, Nolan Cox and Pamela Moses, the minster for information and communications technology, all lost their seats in the election.