Peter Dutton new leader of the Liberal Party in Australia

Canberra.

Australia’s Liberals get a new leader after the defeat in the general election: the previous Defense Minister and former Home Secretary Peter Dutton has been appointed the new head of the Conservative Party and thus the opposition leader of the country has been elected.

Scott Morrison, who had been Prime Minister since 2018, resigned from the party leadership after the election disaster. 21-year-old Dutton, who grew up in Brisbane and joined the Liberal Party of Australia as a teenager, has been a member of Down’s Parliament since 2001. Under.

The general elections on 21. Labor had clearly won with top candidate Anthony Albanese. The Social Democrats are back in government for the first time in almost ten years. However, it is still not clear whether Albanese can govern with an absolute majority or whether it will depend on the votes of other parties. Labor currently has 75 seats – just one seat short of an absolute majority. The results are still pending in three constituencies. (dpa)

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