Australian PM’s Labor Party secures narrow parliamentary majority

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Ten days after the general election in Australia, it is clear that Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of the Labor Party can govern with a narrow majority in parliament and will not have to rely on the votes of other parties. It emerged on Monday that Labor would win 76 of the 151 seats in the lower house, and another seat was added on Tuesday. The final result for the House of Representatives is now: 77 seats for centre-left Labor, 58 for the conservative coalition of the Liberals and the National Party of Australia, and 16 for independents and other parties. Australia’s complicated electoral sy…

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