Grenadians to vote on constitutional changes

Grenadians will go to the polls for the Oct. 27 referendum on changes in the Constitution to replace the London-based Privy Council with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).

Parliament has recently passed legislation that allows the island to replace the Privy Council with the CCJ as its final court of appeal.

Grenadians will also be asked to institute term of limits for the prime minister; ensure that there is always an opposition leader; enable Parliament to provide fixed election dates for general elections; institute an Elections and Boundaries Commission; and require that allegiance to be sworn, no longer to the Queen, but to Grenada.

Supervisor of Election Alex Phillip said there are more than 69,000 people who are eligible to vote.

He said, “we have already designed the ballot paper and will be a simple question of asking them if they approved the Bill to amend the Constitution, the choices will be yes or no.”

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