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Australia elections end with no clear winner, and a hung parliament is possible

Australia elections end with no clear winner, and a hung parliament is possible

With 77.7% of the vote, the ruling Labor Party gains 70 seats, losing its majority, and the Liberal-National Party coalition gains 72. A party needs 76 seats to take power, and it could be days before a result is known. Australia is almost certainly headed for a hung parliament after the closest election in decades saw no result returned by midnight Saturday Sydney time.

 

Australia gets its 1st female PM as Rudd ousted

Australia gets its 1st female PM as Rudd ousted

Australia's ruling Labor Party ousted Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Thursday in a sudden, stunning revolt that also delivered the country its first female leader. Rudd's deputy, Julia Gillard, was elected leader in an uncontested vote about 12 hours after she surprised many colleagues by challenging a prime minister who until recently had been among the country's most popular.

 

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