Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison calls for May election

Australia’s prime minister has called for an election in May likely to be held over issues including Chinese economic coercion, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has advised Governor General David Hurley, as representative of Australia’s Head of State, Queen Elizabeth, to set the date for the election.

Morrison will announce later on Sunday that Australia will go to the polls on May 14 or May 21.

Morrison’s Conservative coalition is seeking a fourth three-year term.