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Surprising victory of the centre-Right coalition

All of the polls, Despite winning the ruling center-Right Alliance on Saturday, the parliamentary election before the social democratic laboratory of the Opposi

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Surprising victory of the centre-Right coalition

All of the polls, Despite winning the ruling center-Right Alliance on Saturday, the parliamentary election before the social democratic laboratory of the Opposition.

According to calculations by the public television station ABC can govern Morrison's Liberal party and the National party probably even alone. Opposition leader Bill Shorten admitted on the evening of his defeat. At the same time, he congratulated Morrison to its success.

For the laboratory means of this output, a severe disappointment. Up to the day of the election, the party was two and a half years in all the surveys at the front. Hope to come again to the government, was large. Finally, the choice of delivery but was significantly worse than expected. Shorten told supporters: "I know you are suffering all the. I also."

According to ABC calculations have Liberal and National, the rule in the capital, Canberra, for the past six years, lower-house seats 75 for sure. For the majority of the 76 mandates that only a single mandate, was missing you in the evening. Six constituencies were still on the Brink. The laboratory has, according to these Figures, at least 65 mandates that a maximum of only 71 seats. The Green party won a seat.

minority government

Five seats went to ABC, according to independent candidates. If the center-Right Alliance is concluded, but no majority would be a minority government, tolerated by the Independent. So Morrison ruled after a lost by-election since the end of last year.

In the surveys, the laboratory had been clear for a long while at the front. The edge dwindled in the past few weeks. Nevertheless, they looked on Saturday, the first high bill as a likely winner. Morrison, a former Chancellor of the exchequer, had presented itself in the election campaign as a guarantor of Australian growth. There for 28 years, no recession, and more. In a direct popularity comparison, he was ahead of Shorten.

Preliminary results

The result is not yet final. In particular, about a Million votes of absentee voters must be taken into account. Official there is no date, when tallied, will be.

in Total, there were nearly called 16.5 million Australians to decide on the house of Commons, as well as half of the 78 seats in the Senate. In Australia voting is compulsory. Who remains without a valid reason at home, you must pay 20 Australia dollars (about 14 Swiss francs) penalty.

Morrison is only since August, at the head of the government. The 51-Year-old came after an internal party revolt against predecessor Malcolm Turnbull to the office. With the party presidency when the liberal government went about velvet on him. The 52-year-old Shorten was since 2013, labor party chief. Three years ago, he was a failure as the top candidate against Turnbull. After the defeat, he announced his intention to run again, and also the party chair. (fal/sda)

Created: 18.05.2019, 18:46 PM

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