IT’S OVER — BUT, WHAT’S NEXT?
Written by George Grant on March 14, 2018
For the third time, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has played second fiddle to the New National Party (NNP) of Dr. Keith Mitchell at the polls by way of a clean-sweep. Taking all 15 seats, the NNP brought to an end what has been a closely fought election season, in what turned into a relatively incident-free day of polling.
But the day was not without its hiccups as we are about to hear from this caller – a hiccup which resulted in both the OAS and CARICOM observer missions being informed of the irregularity: LISTEN
Grabbing 33,786 votes — just shy of 60% of the 57,029 votes cast in Tuesday’s election, the NNP’s winning candidates are as follows:
In CARRIACOU AND PETITE MARTINIQUE, Kindra Mathurine Stewart
In ST. ANDREW SOUTH EAST, Emmalyn Pierre
In ST. ANDREW SOUTH WEST, Yolande Bain-Horsford
In ST. ANDREW NORTH EAST, Kate Skita Lewis
In ST. ANDREW NORTH WEST, Delma Cherry-Ann Thomas
In ST. DAVID, Oliver Thomas Joseph
In TOWN OF ST. GEORGE, Peter David
In ST. GEORGE NORTH EAST, Tobias Clement
In ST. GEORGE NORTH WEST, Keith Claudius Mitchell
In ST. GEORGE SOUTH EAST, Gregory Clarence Bowen
In ST. GEORGE SOUTH, Nickolas Tang Conway Steele
In ST. JOHN, Alvin Martin DaBreo
In ST. MARK, Clarice Modeste Curwen
In ST. PATRICK EAST, Pamela Moses (NNP) defeated Cecilia Ann John
In ST. PATRICK WEST, Anthony Boatswain
While Prime Minister Mitchell has not been reachable for comment, political leader of the NDC, Nazim Burke has admitted that the campaign was a tough one and thanked his supporters for their hard work. Recognizing that many of them are saddened by the eventual outcome of the election, Burke has reminded them that this disappointment may be the start of something bigger.
At the conclusion of the GrenadaBroadcast Facebook live stream on Tuesday, Attorney at Law, James Bristol described the trouncing as unprecedented: LISTEN
He has also issued a challenge to the New National Party and Dr. Mitchell: LISTEN
Business consultant, Jude Bernard wondered, “Where do we go from here?” LISTEN