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Grenada awaits results of general election

A report from journalist Peter Richards
 
The people of Grenada are awaiting the results of today's general election after turning out en masse to cast ballots.
 
The large number of voters is an indication that the turnout is likely to be much higher than in 2018, when 73.95 per cent of the 78,294 registered voters cast ballots. 
 
For this election, the number of people eligible to vote was 87,506. 
 
At 75 years old, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, who is seeking a third consecutive victory at the polls, has indicated that this would be his last general election and is even more confident of a sweeping victory.  
 
However, 44-year-old attorney Dickon Mitchell is not shaken, even as he leads the main opposition National Democratic Congress into a general election for the first time, with the party having lost the last two general elections 15-0. 
 
Barbados based regional political scientist Peter Wickham, who is in Grenada for the election, says both leaders have reasons to be extra confident. 
 


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