Governor General David Hurley represents Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain and her permission is needed to dissolve parliament and order a general election.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited the country’s Governor-General at his residence in the capital Canberra on Sunday, TV stations showed, as local media reported he was set to call an election on 21 may.

Governor General David Hurley represents Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain and her permission is needed to dissolve parliament and order a general election.

Term limits mean that the ballot must take place before the end of May.

Morrison’s centre-right coalition trails the opposition Labor Party in opinion polls.

In an opinion piece setting the stage for the election, Morrison said that despite the wide range of challenges Australians have faced since the last election three years ago – including fires, floods and the pandemic of COVID-19 – the country has weathered much better than others.

“But I know our country continues to face very real challenges and many families are doing it hard,” he said.

He said Labor would weaken the country’s economy with higher taxes and deficits.

“Now is not the time to take risks,” Morrison said.

On Saturday, Labor leader Anthony Albanese urged Morrison to call an election.

“He made them wait for the deployment of the vaccine. He made them wait when it comes to bushfire actions. He made them wait to provide support to flood victims. Now he makes Australians wait before call the election,” Albanese told reporters in Sydney. .

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