Two countries in the Eastern Caribbean are set to hold General Election later this month.
First is Grenada, who is set to go to the polls on Tuesday 19th February, 2013. Sources out of Grenada has indicated that the main opposition New National Party (NNP), seems likely to win the elections, dust putting the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) led by Prime Minister Tillman Thomas in oppostion.
Many Grenadians feel that the NNP will win by an even bigger margin than it had prior to their 2008 defeat.
Barbados will follow closely behind Grenada as they go to the polls two days later on Thursday 21st February, 2013.
This recent announcement of elections has ended months of speculation on the Caribbean island, as the fifth anniversary of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), administration of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart came and past on January 15, 2013. Elections are constitutionally due ever five years.
Since January 15, the BLP’s Parliamentary group has not attended sittings of the House of Assembly nor the Senate, contending that the Democratic Labour Party has entered into its sixth year of Government.
The DLP seeks its second term, while the opposition BLP aims to take office.