News

3 July 2016

Uncertainty over the winner of the Australian General election

Malcolm Bligh Turnbull is the 29th and current Prime Minister of Australia. Turnbull became Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia after he defeated the incumbent Tony Abbott at the September 2015 Liberal leadership ballot.
The Liberal Party of Australia is a centre-right political party.

William Richard "Bill" Shorten is the current Leader of the Australian Labour Party.
Labour's constitution states: "The Australian Labour Party is a democratic socialist party and has the objective of the democratic socialisation of industry, production, distribution and exchange, to the extent necessary to eliminate exploitation and other anti-social features in these fields"

The status of the current General Election as at 3 July is:
The Liberal Party have won 69 seats and the Labour Party has won 65 seats. 
76 seats are required to win the General Election, therefore it is uncertain at this stage which party is the winner. 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-03/election-result-what-happens-now/7564250