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EC estimates GE15 to cost RM1 billion

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The Election Commission (EC) expects the next general election to cost around RM1 billion.

In contrast, the EC spent around RM500 million to conduct the general election in 2018.

According to Utusan Malaysia, EC chairperson Abdul Ghani Salleh the money will be spent on training and logistics to prepare for the election.

He said that if snap elections are called soon, 21.1 million people will be eligible to vote. This figure is 41.6 percent higher compared to the previous election.