Australia’s left-wing opposition party swept aside the conservative government after almost a decade in power. Anthony Albanese, the Prime Minister-elect, promised to cut greenhouse gas emissions and put himself through a difficult test in foreign policy.
Scott Morrison, the Prime Minister of Australia, stated that he had conceded defeat quickly despite millions still being counted. Along with American President Joe Biden, Fumio Kirshida, Japan’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi (Indian Prime Minister), and Fumio Biden, the Australian leader, must attend Tuesday’s Tokyo summit.
Albanese described himself as the only candidate with a “non-Anglo Celtic name” to run for prime minister in the 121 years that the office has been around. He spoke about his humble childhood in Camperdown in Sydney.
Albanese will become the prime minister after his Labor party’s first election win since 2007.
Australia is facing high housing costs and the highest inflation levels since 2001. Labor promised more financial assistance and a strong social safety net.
It also proposes raising minimum wages. It also proposed that a Pacific defense school be established to train the armies of neighboring countries in response to China’s potential military presence at Australia’s door.
The group is also working to combat climate change, aiming for a 43% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050.
Morrison’s Liberal party-led coalition was seeking a fourth term of three year terms. 18 were too close to comfort.
A hung parliament or minority government increases if major parties vote for fringe parties or independents
Australia’s most recent hung parliaments took place in 2010-13 and World War II.
It seemed that the representation of minor Australian Greens parties has increased from one to three seats.
In 2010, the Greens supported a Labor minority government and will continue to support it if it falls below an 76-seat majority.
Morrison’s Liberals (a conservative party) resisted Labor’s campaign. They defeated teal independent candidates challenging them for key government legislative reelections within party strongholds.
At the very least, four Liberal legislators lost their seats to teal independences. This included Josh Frydenberg, who was believed to be Morrison’s most likely successor.
Early polling for travel and work purposes began two weeks ago. For two weeks, the Australian Electoral Commission will continue collecting postal votes.