15th General Election Date Likely Before 10 Nov, Before Start Of Monsoon Season
A political source said the Election Commission could set a date as early as 5 November.
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The Parliament of Malaysia was dissolved on Monday, 10 October, after which the general elections must be held within the next 60 days.
According to Free Malaysia Today, this means the upcoming 15th General Election is likely to take place before 10 November.
A political source in the know said the Election Commission (EC) could set a date as early as 5 November.
Holding the elections in the first week of November would be in line with the wishes of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong who hoped for the EC to take into account the fact that the monsoon season begins in mid-November.
The Agong agreed to dissolve the Parliament yesterday to put an end to political instability and to return the power to the people.
As it stands, the majority of the rakyat considers the current government as the ‘backdoor government’ due to the Sheraton move incident.
READ MORE: Malaysia’s Parliament Is Dissolved To Make Way For General Elections
The EC is expected to convene this week to decide on the candidate nomination dates and polling day.
In the past, the EC set Wednesday, 9 May, for polling when the Parliament was dissolved on 7 April 2018.
The 13th general election took place on Sunday, 5 May 2013, after the Parliament was dissolved on 3 April.
For both elections, the EC allowed two weeks of campaigning to garner support and votes.
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