Low turn-out for Grenada’s referendum

The Washington, D.C-based Organization of American States (OAS) says that its electoral delegation to Referendum on Constitutional Reform in Grenada has taken note of the low turn-out.

The OAS said on Friday that the delegation “noticed that voter participation and interest remained low, and that preliminary results indicate that none of the proposed reforms were approved.”

The Washington-based hemispheric body said the electoral delegation “acknowledges the efforts of the authorities and various stakeholders in advancing the process of constitutional reform.”

The delegation, led by Senior Advisor at the OAS Secretariat for the Strengthening of Democracy Paul Spencer, further “commends the Parliamentary Electoral Office for the professional conduct of the poll and welcomes the peaceful manner in which the people of Grenada exercised their right,” the OAS said.

“The OAS electoral delegation would like to thank the government of Grenada for inviting the OAS and for its support in enabling the Delegation to carry out its task,” it added.

The delegation also thanked the governments of Korea, Mexico, Spain and the United States for their financial contribution “that made possible the dispatch of this delegation to Grenada,” the OAS said.

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