Sunday, September 25, 2016

Australia Elections 2016: Coalition Ahead of Labor, More Results Awaited

Australia Elections 2016: Coalition Ahead of Labor, More Results Awaited

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As Australia elections 2016 votes are still being counted, it seems that the coalition will manage to secure 73 seats, thereby maximizing its chances of winning over the Labor.

According to ABC election analyst Antony Green, the Government is likely to reach 76 seats required to form a government with a full majority. The prediction has come considering the Petrie’s seat in Brisbane and Grey’s seat in South Australia where the coalition will possibly win.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull addressed the media on Tuesday where he claimed that he had heard what the Australians want and hence he would try to look into the issues and concerns. “I want to make it quite clear that as Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Party, I take full responsibility for our campaign,” he told media during a press conference on Tuesday.

Taking into consideration the 1.5 million postal votes to be counted until July 15, the prime minister expressed his confidence on securing almost three million votes in the coming days. He also emphasized on around one million votes that would be coming in support of the coalition from silent voters, who either are not listed as voters in the electorate or have voted from outside their electorates.

Although the votes are still being counted, Turnbull believes that will win the elections with full majority. In this context, he noted that he had several things to learn from the federal election. “There is no doubt that there is a level of disillusionment with politics, with government, and with the major parties. Our own included,” News.com.au quoted the PM as saying. “We note that. We respect it. Now, we need to listen very carefully to the concerns of the Australian people expressed through this election. We need to look at how we will address those concerns.”

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is also sure of winning the Australia elections 2016. He is hopeful of forming a government and that too with a complete majority.  As of Wednesday, with 80 percent of the votes of South Australian Grey seat counted, the coalition is believed to win 70 seats with Labor restricting itself at 67 seats. Eight of the seats are still in doubt.