Australian official: PM is considering an early election

Australian official said PM Malcom Turnbull has told government colleagues that an early general election can be called.

By: AP | Canberra | Updated: February 2, 2016 11:59 am
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An Australian official said the prime minister has told government colleagues that an early general election within weeks is a “live option.”

Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull will alone decide the timing of the next election. He has maintained that he plans for his government to run a full three-year term which would make the election due around September.

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The government minister, on conditions of anonymity, said, Turnbull told his colleagues today, at their first meeting at Parliament House for the year, that the election can be called much sooner.