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Tuesday, January 19, 1999 Published at 12:12 GMT


World: Americas

Grenada's government win landslide victory


The ruling New National Party in the Carribean nation of Grenada has won a landslide victory in the country's general election.

The NNP, which is led by Grenada's prime minister, Keith Mitchell, was re-elected after winning all fifteen of the country's parliamentary seats.

Correspondents say the lack of a parliamentary opposition could lead to criticisms that the government will have no effective checks on its power.

Turnout among the population of just under one-hundred-thousand people was relatively low.

The early election was caused when an NNP politician resigned from his party, leaving Mr Mitchell with a minority government holding only seven of the fifteen parliamentary seats.

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