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Australia PM Turnbull says will call election for July 2

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Wednesday he plans within the next week to call an election to be held on July 2.

[MELBOURNE] Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Wednesday he plans within the next week to call an election to be held on July 2.

"You can expect there to be an election on the second of July," Mr Turnbull said in an interview on Australia Broadcasting Corp radio, adding that he would call the poll "between now and the 11th of May."

REUTERS