Aussies vote for coali­tion in shock poll

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News -

AUS­TRALIA’S rul­ing con­ser­va­tive coali­tion has won a shock vic­tory in the coun­try’s gen­eral elec­tion.

Prime Min­is­ter Scott Morrison re­turns to power, de­fy­ing opin­ion polls that tipped a Labour win.

Labour leader Bill Shorten con­ceded de­feat as the Lib­eral-Na­tional coali­tion ap­proached a ma­jor­ity in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

Mr Morrison, 51, is the con­ser­va­tives’ third prime min­is­ter since they were first elected in 2013.

Mr Shorten, 52, said: “Labour will not be able to form the next gov­ern­ment and so… a short while ago I called Scott Morrison to con­grat­u­late him.”

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