Finally! Morrison calls election for 21 May

The 2022 federal election will be held on 21 May after Scott Morrison this morning made the traditional trip to Government House.

An image taken from Scott Morrison’s social media campaign video (Image: AAP)

The 2022 federal election will be held on 21 May after Scott Morrison — the first Prime Minister since John Howard in 2007 to last a full term — this morning made the traditional trip to Yarralumla to ask the Governor-General to dissolve Parliament.

An election campaign that has been underway for months will now formally commence, with six weeks of electioneering ahead — a long campaign the Prime Minister hopes will wear down his opponent, Anthony Albanese.

In a social media video titled “Why I love Australia”, dropped last night, Morrison laid out his case for re-election, framing the government as a stable pair of hands after a term riddled by natural disasters, a once in a century pandemic and now, a war in Europe.

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