Grenada’s prime minister Dr Keith Mitchell Sunday night announced that he will ask the Governor General to dissolve Parliament on Monday, January 29, paving the way for a general election on Tuesday, March 13.
Addressing party supporters at a rally in the capital, St George’s, Mitchell said Nomination Day will be on Tuesday, February 20.
Election writs will be issued on Tuesday.
In the 2013 general election, Mitchell’s New National Party (NNP) won all 15 seats at stake defeating the then National Democratic Congress (NDC) government of former prime minister Tillman Thomas.
This will be the second time that a general election will be held on March 13. On the first occasion in 1990, the NDC won seven seats and the Grenada United labour Party (GULP) four seats. The NNP had won two seats, the same as the National Party (NP).