Prime Minister Ismail Sabri announced today the dissolution of Parliament, putting to bed all earlier speculations that it will be held next year. GE15 will now be held within 60 days.
PUTRAJAYA – After a tumultuous four years of a tri-lema: political upheavals, the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn, Malaysians will be voting in GE15 in the next few weeks to form a new government.
Announcing this today at a special announcement, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said he will leave it to the relevant government agencies to decide on the nomination date, polling day and other related matters which are subject to the Elections Commission’s decision.
“With this announcement, the mandate will be handed over to the people. The people’s mandate is an antidote for the country to provide political stability and form a strong, stable and respectful government after the GE15,” he said.
The Prime Minister said the process is based on the Democratic Parliament system and constitutional monarch as the pillar since the country gained independence.
Political pundits had earlier said that the prospect of an early federal election remains high due to the ongoing political crisis. As the states can dissolve their legislatures independently from Parliament, it is unclear which (if any) states will concurrently hold elections for their legislatures since Parliament is dissolved early.
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