Australia's new prime minister can govern with a narrow majority

Australia’s new PM can govern with a narrow majority

Released on 31.05 .2022

  • Australia’s new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese speaks with members of the media after being sworn in at Parliament House in Canberra. Photo: Lukas Coch/AAP/dpa
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    They clearly won the parliamentary elections. Now it is for Australia’s Social Democrats in government responsibility – without any coalition partners.


    Ten days after the general election in Australia it is clear: the new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese can barely manage in parliament majority rule and will not depend on the votes of other parties.

    After it had already become apparent on Monday that the Labor Party on 58 of the total 151 Seats in the House of Commons would come, another seat was added on Tuesday. The end result is now: 77 mandates for laboratory, 58 for the Conservative Australian Liberal Party/National Party coalition and 16 for independents and other parties.

    Australia’s electoral system is complicated, so it often takes a long time to determine who has won a seat in a constituency. The Social Democrats had the general election on 05. May but clearly won – that much was already clear on election night.

    Labor is back in government for the first time in almost ten years. Albanian was born on 05. Inaugurated as new Prime Minister in May. The conservative coalition led by former Prime Minister Scott Morrison suffered a bitter defeat. On the other hand, independent candidates and the Australian Greens were more successful than in previous votes. (dpa)

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