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Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011

Section 5: General election for National Assembly for Wales not to fall on same date as parliamentary general election under section 1(2)

35.Section 5 provides that the general elections for the National Assembly for Wales which are scheduled to take place on 7 May 2015 will instead take place on 5 May 2016. Subsequent ordinary general elections will be scheduled to be held on the first Thursday in May in the fourth calendar year after the May 2016 general elections.

36.The provisions under the Government of Wales Act 2006 which relate to setting and varying the date of ordinary and extraordinary general elections still apply.

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