Federal Election 2022 set to take place on May 21

Mr Morrison has just boarded a plane en-route to Canberra, where he is then expected to head to Government House to meet the Governor-General and call the federal election.

In order to call an election, the Prime Minister of Australia must visit the Governor General in person.

Scott Morrison making his way to Canberra to call the federal election. (Nine News)

With the government’s term in office fast running out, the election can now only be held on May 14 or May 21.

Yesterday opposition Leader Anthony Albanese called on Scott Morrison to call an election, after the Prime Minister spent a Saturday at home rather than visiting the governor-general.

Saturday mornings are a traditional time for prime ministers to pay a visit to the governor-general to call an election.

In order to call an election, the Prime Minister of Australia must visit the Governor General in person. (Nine News)

But Mr Morrison did not do so, even as he fast runs out of days in which he can pull the trigger on the upcoming vote.

The election isn’t officially on yet, but a video posted to Mr Morrison’s Twitter account very much shows the PM in campaign mode.

The video named “Why I love Australia” is a combination of swelling orchestral music and Mr Morrison touting his government’s achievements.

“40,000 people are alive in Australia today because of the way we handled the pandemic,” he said.

“700,000 people still have jobs.”

Anthony Albanese has called on Scott Morrison to call an election.
Anthony Albanese has called on Scott Morrison to call an election. (James Alcock/Edwina Pickles)

Speaking in Sydney earlier today, Mr Albanese expressed his impatience.

“He’s keeping Australians waiting before he calls the election,” Mr Albanese said.

“But he should just get on with it.

“He should let the Australian people decide.”

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