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Sabah snap polls a must within 60 days: EC
Published on: Friday, July 31, 2020
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Kota Kinabalu: The Election Commission will announce the date of its meeting to discuss Sabah's snap election which must be carried out within 60 days from the State Legislative Assembly dissolution, said an official.

"The Election Commission (EC) received an official notification from the Sabah Legislative Assembly on July, 30, 2020 regarding the dissolution," said EC Secretary Ikmalrudin Ishak in a statement Friday.

"Based on Article 21(4) of the Sabah Constitution -- 'A general election shall be held within 60 days of the date of dissolution'.

"Therefore, the EC will hold a special meeting to discuss the implementation of the election. The meeting date will be announced later."

The assembly was dissolved amid a power tussle between Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal and his predecessor Tan Sri Musa Aman (both pictured), who claimed he had a simple majority to form a new State Government, a contention that Shafie rejected.


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