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Australian prime minister Scott Morrison concedes election defeat

Australians voted Saturday to finish a decade of conservative rule. However, it isn’t but clear if any celebration has secured a majority

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, flanked by his spouse Jenny (L) and their daughter, concedes defeat within the nationwide elections in Sydney on May 21, 2022. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP)

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday admitted defeat in nationwide elections after a “difficult night” for his conservative authorities.

“Tonight I have spoken to the leader of the opposition and the incoming prime minister, Anthony Albanese, and I have congratulated him on his election victory,” Morrison stated.

Australians voted Saturday to finish a decade of conservative rule, media projections confirmed.

Labor chief Anthony Albanese is on observe to win extra seats than the ruling coalition, nationwide broadcaster ABC and different media stated, with half of the ballots counted.

It was not but clear if Labor would wish allies to safe a majority.

The stability of energy might but relaxation with a string of climate-focused impartial candidates who routed Morrison’s Liberals in a string of once-safe conservative city seats.

The so-called “teals” — principally extremely certified ladies — ran on pro-environment, anti-corruption and pro-gender equality tickets.

Their success got here after three years marked by a pandemic and climate-worsened bushfires, drought, and floods that upended life for hundreds of thousands of Australians.

“People are saying the climate crisis is something they want action on,” stated an elated Australian Greens chief Adam Bandt.

With inputs from AFP

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