Dr. Keith Mitchell has served in the Grenada Parliament for almost four decades.
The ruling New National Party (NNP) will not be having a new political leader in the short term as expected. Dr. Keith Mitchell has confirmed that he will not exit public life before the 2023 General Election and will be a candidate.
Earlier, while the 2018 General Election campaign, Dr. Mitchell indicated that he would not contest another general election.
In a conference on Thursday, 7 January 2021, approximately two years before the election is constitutionally due, Dr. Mitchell said that he has had to change his views about handing over leadership.
“A decision has been made I would have preferred not to have, but there are rationales based on my own associates’ views and general perceptions that the right time will have to be after the next election to hand over the reigns to someone. So, it looks likely, highly likely, that I will certainly run unless I have some health issues or physical problem,” said Dr. Mitchell.
Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell was born in 1946 and will celebrate his 75th birthday on 12 November 2021.
The NNP, which is currently in the means of identifying caretakers, was returned to office in the last election, with voters giving majority support to the NNP candidates. The NNP candidates won all 15 constituency seats.
That constituency is one for which the NNP must appoint a new caretaker. The other constituency is St Patrick West because Anthony Boatswain, who currently represents that constituency, has also indicated that he will not contest another election. He opted not to accept a ministerial portfolio following the 2018 General Election and is the House’s current Deputy Speaker.
Marie, a Grenada resident, said that we all our PM, he is a great man.
She added,” we can not forget the contribution of Dr. Keith Mitchell for Grenada love.”