Friday, October 29
With the American election cycle now nearing the end of its fourth year, it's worth taking a look at how one other country* handles this sort of thing:
PM set to announce electionI repeat: Six weeks would be a longer-than-usual campaign and it would be the first time since 1984 that a federal campaign would run for that long.
Sunday, August 29, 2004. 12:05pm (AEST)
Prime Minister John Howard has left Government House after discussing the date for the federal election with the Governor-General, Michael Jeffery.
The election is likely to be held on Saturday October 9, six weeks from yesterday.
Mr Howard will hold a press conference at 1:00pm (AEST) and Labor leader Mark Latham will respond soon after that.
Six weeks would be a longer-than-usual campaign and it would be the first time since 1984 that a federal campaign would run for that long.
The election is likely to be fought on the domestic front - families, the economy, health, education, environment and truth in government.
But Australia's role in Iraq will also be a major issue.
The Labor Party needs to win eight seats from the Coalition for the Howard Government to lose its majority.
It will be a tightly fought election, with recent opinion poll results showing little difference between the major parties.
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