After being in office for five terms and being the longest serving Prime Minister in the history of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell was defeated in elections held on June 23, 2022.
Dr Mitchell, who called the general election ahead of the constitutional March 2023 deadline, was defeated by attorney Dickon Mitchell, leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The NDC entered the election without a single seat in the parliament having lost the last two general elections by a 15-nil margin.
Leader of the New National Party (NNP), Dr. Mitchel,75, promised the election would be his last, urging supporters to elect him one more time to allow him a graceful exit.
However, his opponent, who is 44, told voters it was time for change.
The younger Mitchell won his constituency of St David with 4, 414 votes.
Dr Keith Mitchel held onto his St George North West seat with 2,211 votes.
Preliminary results from the Parliamentary Elections Office showed the NDC grabbed 9 out of the 15 seats on the island.
On its Facebook page the NDC wrote the following:
“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 TONIGHT at 9 pm at La Sagesse Playing Field for a special victory celebration.
Together, we are moving Grenada FORWARD!”