Grenadian Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell on Saturday night announced June 23 as the date for general elections as his ruling New National Party (NNP) seeks a third consecutive term in office.
Nomination Day will be June 1.
“To keep this nation in the safest hands, therfore let’s go forth steadfastly,” Dr Mitchell told supporters. “Let’s go forth with purpose. Sister and brothers, I have already asked the Governor General to dissolve the parliament on Monday, the 16th 2022. I’ve also asked the Governor General to issue the writs for the election on Tuesday, May the 17th. In other words, only one day you have to try to register if you are not registered yet. That is Monday alone because I warned you already, I warned you, I warned you.”
He went on to say the publication of the writs will be made on Wednesday, May 18.
Dr. Mitchell said police officer will be voting on Monday, June 20
The last general election was held in 2018.
The NNP swept the polls in the last two general elections, winning all 15 seats in the Parliament with Mitchell, 75, one of the longest serving heads of government in the Caribbean Community already signaling that this would be his last general election as leader of the party.
The NNP will face a challenge from the main opposition National Democratic Congress, which is contesting the elections with young attorney, Dickon Mitchell, at the helm.