Australia’s centre-left Labor party has secured enough seats in the lower house of parliament to govern in its own right, the country’s new prime minister said on Tuesday. Photo: Bloomberg
Australia’s centre-left Labor party has secured enough seats in the lower house of parliament to govern in its own right, the country’s new prime minister said on Tuesday. Photo: Bloomberg
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New Australian PM Anthony Albanese secures outright majority government

  • Labor believes it has won 76 of the 151 lower house seats, which means it can form government without the support of independents or minor parties
  • Majority lowers risk for Labor to negotiate with 16 cross-benchers to pass legislation, but it will need support for legislation in parliament’s upper house

Australia’s centre-left Labor party has secured enough seats in the lower house of parliament to govern in its own right, the country’s new prime minister said on Tuesday. Photo: Bloomberg
Australia’s centre-left Labor party has secured enough seats in the lower house of parliament to govern in its own right, the country’s new prime minister said on Tuesday. Photo: Bloomberg
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