Australia Votes in Labor Party, Albanese to Replace Morrison as Prime Minister
The Labor Party has defeated Scott Morrison’s Coalition government, and Anthony Albanese will become the 31st Prime Minister of Australia.
Australia’s Labor Party is set to take power for the first time since 2013, as voters booted out Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s conservative government https://t.co/W6488wpTKT #auspol #ausvotes #AusVotes2022 pic.twitter.com/galjNF95BO
— Bloomberg Australia (@BloombergAU) May 21, 2022
Australia’s Labor Party will form the country’s next government on Monday, as unprecedented support for the Greens and climate-focused independents ended nearly a decade of rule by the conservative coalition.
Center-left Labor remains four to five seats short of a majority of 76 in the 151 seat lower house with about a dozen electorates too close to call. Labor may need the support of independents and smaller parties to return to power for the first time since 2013.
Thank you Australia. pic.twitter.com/58ZHJCRIlO
— Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) May 21, 2022
Labor leader Anthony Albanese (“Albo”) said he will be sworn in as the 31st prime minister on Monday along with four senior party members, before heading to Tokyo to attend a “Quad” summit on Tuesday with U.S. President Joe Biden and the prime ministers of Japan and India.
Labor’s election victory in Australia continues the centre left’s advance, it’s now in power in:
– New Zealand
– All five Nordic countries
— George Eaton (@georgeeaton) May 21, 2022