every time we have an election, the campaign period is 10 days. This is the
minimum period needed and in recent memory, it has always been the case. Now I
know this is highly unusual in most countries. Most other countries have an
official election campaign period much longer than 10 days.
takes the cake Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard just announced that Australia will
go to the polls on Saturday 14 September. That’s means Australia will
have a whopping 8 months before the election. Some people in Australia are already joking these 8 months will be their pregnancy period!
Now I know in some countries, it is said that the election cycle never ends but still…8 months? That’s a long, long time in politics. So whereas
Singapore is extreme
in the shortest, it seen that Australia
is on the other end of the extreme.