Turnbull Preparing to Call Snap July Election, Telegraph Saysby
Government may call double dissolution ballot after budget
Early election most likely option though no decision made
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is preparing to hold a snap election as early as July 2 as he seeks to clear the upper house Senate that has been stalling the government’s proposed budget savings measures, the Daily Telegraph reported.
The so-called double dissolution election could be called straight after the federal budget is delivered on May 10, setting the stage for a 53-day campaign, the newspaper reported, citing senior sources it didn’t identify. No decision on timing has been made, though a double dissolution election is the most likely option, according to the report.