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Newcomer ousts longtime prime minister in Grenada elections


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A newcomer to politics has ousted Grenada’s longest serving prime minister in a tight general elections on the eastern Caribbean island. Dickon Mitchell’s National Democratic Congress party topped Keith Mitchell’s New National Party 52% to 48%. The incoming party won nine of 15 constituencies. Keith Mitchell became prime minister in 1995 and served until 2008, then won again in 2018 in a landslide. The incoming prime minister is a 44-year-old attorney and former teacher who became leader of his party in October. He has pledged to improve health care, decrease unemployment and poverty, build affordable housing and boost education.

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