THUNDER DOWN UNDER: Far Left Labour Party SUFFERS SHOCKING LOSS in Australia After Holding Several Point Lead in Polls
The conservatives (named the Liberal party) in Australia pulled off a stunning upset in the national elections on Saturday.
The Liberal party is leading with 74 seats and the far left Labour party won on 65 seats.
The Labour party was ahead by 8 points in the polls.
Just like in the United States the media was hurt the most.
A remarkable and unexpected election result in Australia. Against all odds, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has won, defeating Labour. And former PM Tony Abbott has lost his seat. https://t.co/QoXdACEUcg
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) May 18, 2019
The far left Labour Party ran on getting rid of coal and skyrocketing energy costs.
Australia’s liberal party (right of center) will retain control as Labour flops badly in elections today. https://t.co/SJlNwX54xw
— Queen of Trappist-E (@trappist_e) May 18, 2019
The exit polls showed Labour party with a lead.
They got shellacked.
The BBC reported:
The leader of Australia’s opposition Labor Party, Bill Shorten, has accepted defeat in a shock result for the country’s federal elections.
The ruling centre-right coalition led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison looks set to return to power in defiance of polling predictions.
However, it is unclear whether it will be able to form a majority government.
Exit polls had suggested a narrow victory for the Labor Party for the first time in six years.
The final result of the election may not be known for some hours, but with almost 70% of votes counted the Liberal coalition has won or is ahead in 74 seats in its quest for a 76-seat majority, with Labor on just 65 seats.