The early date is the most likely to avoid a clash with the State-wide local body Council elections that is expected to be held on March 31st.
Although the State election can be held as late as May or June, it is thought that Labor is now preparing for an early election ahead of the Council polls which could have a negative vote against Labor candidates, that would then reflect in the State election.
This will allow the minimum period to adjourn Parliament with a 26 day campaign, so an announcement next Tuesday is probable. Brisbane media have been tagging Premier Bligh in recent days as she prepares for her last visit to 168 Fernberg Road, Paddington.
Get ready for nearly three months of political election spin from what is brewing up to be a massive change of government at all levels with already a huge lineup of declared wannabee pollies.