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With results in from the Grenada Election, held on Thursday, former Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, of the New National Party (NNP) was ousted by newcomer, former teacher and Attorney-at-law Dickon Mitchell, of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Dr. Mitchell, Grenada’s longest serving Prime Minister, NNP won six of the 15 constituencies. The NDC which garnered 52% of the votes won the remaining nine.
Dr. Mitchell was elected prime minister in 1995 and served until 2008. In 2018 he won the prime ministerial-ship by a landslide. This year, in his bid to seek reelection, he asked the voters to give him “one for the road” but fell short.
Attorney-at-law Mitchell, who is 31 years younger than his predecessor, was elected leader of the NDC last October. He campaigned on the promise to improve education and health care, reduce unemployment and poverty, and build affordable housing.
Grenada, known as the Spice Isle, is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and gained its independence from Britain in 1974.