By Peter McLaren-Kennedy • 21 May 2022 • 15:10
BREAKING NEWS: Australia's ruling party set to be outsted
The Labour Party has secured 72 out of the 151 seats, so will now enter into negotiations with one of the minority parties to form a new government. However, if they fail to get agreement with any of the parties, they may elect to go it alone and to form a minority government.
Scott Morrison, leader of the Liberal Party, has said he will no step down.
Latest projections show that Labour will be the largest party, but that it may need to enter into a coalition with one of the smaller parties.
The party’s leader, Anthony Albanese,is most likely to become prime minister, however the party is likely to fall short of the 76 required for an absolute majority.
Labour is set to take 70 or more of the 151 seats, and therefore they may have to rely on the support of smaller independent parties, including the Greens, to form a government.
The loss follows a series of missteps by the Morrison that had resulted in his leadership being questioned, with Australia’s ruling party set to be ousted.
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