Grenadians go to the polls March 13

Grenadians will go to the polls on March 13, 2018 to elect a new government.

The announcement was made by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell during a rally of his ruling New National Party (NNP) at the National Stadium in St. George’s over the week-end.

He told supporters that Nomination Day will be Feb. 20.

In the 2013 general election, the NNP won all 15 seats defeating the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government of then Prime Minister Tillman Thomas.

This is the second time that a general election will be held on March 13. On the first occasion in 1990, the NDC won seven seats, the same as the New National Party (NNP).

March 13, 1979 is also a historic day when members of the New Jewel Movement (NJM) led by Maurice Bishop staged a coup, removing the then Prime Minister Sir Eric Gairy from office while he was on a visit to the United States.

Mitchell told supporters that he is confident of returning to office in the upcoming general election.

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