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Anthony Albanese ousts Scott Morrison in Australian election

The Australian Labor party notched its first electoral win since 2007 on Saturday after conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison conceded defeat to opposition leader Anthony Albanese, The Associated Press reports. Though millions of votes have yet to be counted, Morrison acted quickly so an Australian prime minister could attend a...
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Australia election: How Scott Morrison ran out of miracles

In 2019 Scott Morrison said he "believed in miracles" when he won an election that he had been projected to lose. This time around, it seems he ran out of them. Voters turned on his conservative coalition on Saturday, flipping key seats to Labor and independents. After conceding to Anthony Albanese, Mr Morrison said he would step down as Liberal leader.

Australia election: PM Scott Morrison concedes defeat as Labor set to win

Australia’s Labor Party is set to end almost a decade of conservative rule after the country’s ruling coalition was swept away by a wave of support for candidates campaigning for more climate action.Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has conceded defeat in the national election, and opposition leader Anthony Albanese will be sworn in as prime minister after his party clinched its first electoral win since 2007.But with millions of votes still to be counted, Mr Albanese’s new government could end up a minority one, with Greens and independents holding the balance of power.Boris Johnson congratulated Mr Albanese on his...

Australians vote in close-run election as Scott Morrison hopes for a second term

Millions of Australians voted in national polls on Saturday as opinion polls showed a tight race between prime minister Scott Morrison’s Liberal Party and the opposition Labor Party.Counting of votes started on Saturday evening after voting closed at 6pm local time.The two parties need at least 76 of the 151 lower house seats to form government. Anything short of 76 will require them to negotiate with smaller parties and Independents to secure enough support to form a minority government.A Newspoll survey by The Australian on election day showed Labor’s lead dipping a point to 53-47 on a two-party-preferred basis...

Scott Morrison defeated – Labor to govern in minority or majority

The Morrison government has been resoundingly defeated, with Labor headed for office, although whether in a minority or majority was unclear late Saturday night. Anthony Albanese becomes Australia’s 31st prime minister. Labor had 73 seats at the end of Saturday night, with 76 needed for majority government. A number of seats remain in doubt. The election has been a triumph for the teal independents, with up to six new teals set to join a record crossbench. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is set to lose his seat of Kooyong to teal independent Monique Ryan. According to the ABC, Labor has won the Liberal seats...