Turnbull Preparing to Call Snap July Election, Telegraph Says

  • 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.

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