Australian PM Scott Morrison calls May election
Australia’s prime minister has called for a May election that will likely be fought on issues including Chinese economic coercion, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison advised Gov. Gen. David Hurley as representative of Australia’s head of state, Queen Elizabeth, to set the election date.
Morrison will announce later on Sunday that Australia will go to the polls on May 14 or May 21.
Morrison’s conservative coalition is seeking a fourth three-year term.