Australia: Left Perspectives on Hung Parliament

Reacting to Australia's national elections held on Saturday 21 August, one outcome is certain: neither Julia Gillard's Labor government or Tony Abbott's conservative Liberal/National Coalition have won a majority of seats.

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  • Bob Pearce

    “The Australian people seldom get it wrong”
    In broad terms .
    Equal number of seat to each of the main parties
    A swing way from Labour but not to the Liberals .
    The poles suggest that the preferred Prime Minister is from the party least likely to form Government.
    In the independent electorates the electors tend to favor the party that is least likely to compromise with their elected independent parliamentarians and therefore the ( the prime minister ) Party that they would least like to support.
    The independents are least aligned with the Greens .
    I suspect The Australian People want more open government and their politicians to work for the people not big business.

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