Wednesday, April 10, 2013

GE13: Polls on May 5, EC announces

Polling for the 13th general election is on May 5 while nomination of candidates is on April 20.

This was announced by Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak dissolved Parliament on Wednesday April 3, paving the way for the 13th general election.

The EC said all 222 parliamentary and 505 state seats will be decided on the same day.

Voters in Sarawak will not elect a new state assembly, as the current state government still has three years of its mandate left after the polls in 2011.

Earlier, the Election Commission began its meeting at 9.30am to finalise the polling and nomination dates for the 13th general election.

The much-anticipated press conference was covered by scores of print and TV journalists who arrived as early as 8.30am.

After a photo-shoot, the reporters waited at the media centre. They returned at 12.15pm for the press conference at which the dates were announced.

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