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Australia Election: Scott Morrison secures majority govt
May 22, 2019

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In Australia, Conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison has secured a majority government in Saturday's election.

With 77.5% of votes counted, the Liberal-National coalition has now reached the 76 seats needed to control the lower house.

Labor, which was widely expected to win the election, is set to claim 68 seats, with independents and minor parties taking six.

There are still four seats yet to be declared.