Australia’s centre-left Labor Party wins inflation-dominated election


SYDNEY — Australia’s centre-left opposition won national elections on Saturday after Prime Minister Scott Morrison conceded defeat, although late vote counts in some electorates will determine the exact composition of the government.

Anthony Albanese, who leads the Labor Party, is set to become prime minister and will be Australia’s first Labor leader since 2013, according to a tally by the Australian Broadcasting Corp. Labor won at least 72 seats in the 151-seat House of Representatives, where governments are formed, compared to at least 55 seats for the centre-right coalition led by Mr Morrison of the Liberal Party, the ABC said . Each side needs 76 seats to govern without allying with minor parties or independents.


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