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Australian PM calls for July 2 polls amid economic slowdown, instability

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Mr Turnbull (above) became PM when he deposed Tony Abbott in an internal party coup in September 2015.

Sydney

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull fired the starting gun on Sunday on one of the longest election campaigns in Australia's history, against the backdrop of a flagging economy and heated debate over sensitive political issues like asylum seekers.

Mr Turnbull officially called