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Welsh Elections (Coronavirus) Act 2021

Section 3 – Dissolution of the current Senedd

14.The effect of this section is that, if the ordinary general election of the Senedd is held on 6 May 2021, the Senedd will be dissolved on 29 April, a period of 7 calendar days before the day of the poll. If, however, the Llywydd (the presiding officer of Senedd Cymru) exercises the power conferred by section 6 of the Act to postpone the day of the poll for the election; or Her Majesty dissolves the Senedd before that date by proclamation under section 4(2) of the 2006 Act the Senedd is dissolved 7 days before the day on which the poll is to be held.

15.If the Llywydd exercises the power in section 6 on more than one occasion and further postpones the day of the poll, the provision will ensure that the Senedd is dissolved 7 calendar days before the date fixed for the poll, whenever that may be.

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