It’s a NO for Grenadians!
Grenadians have voted overwhelmingly against making any changes to their 1974 constitution. In the results from Thursday's Referendum, the electorate rejected all of the seven bills on the ballot for voting.
The bill which came in for a hammering was the controversial “Rights and Freedoms” which lost by over 11, 000 votes.
This bill generated the most discussion in the country as church leaders urged their following to vote against the measure on the grounds that it could open the door to same sex marriages on the island.
In comments made after the results were announced, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell said he respected the wishes of the people but accused the opposition of “playing games” by influencing the people to vote against measures that were good for the constitution.
The polling was marked by a very low voter turnout especially among the young people.
A total of 71, 242 persons were eligible to vote in the referendum, which saw less than half of them casting ballots.