Morrison thanks Australians for surprise victory

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked “all Australians” for returning his conservative coalition to power in a shock general election result.

While the Labor Party had been tipped to win in opinion polls and with odds-makers — the coalition achieved a surprising victory that also most likely will include an increased representation in Parliament.

Morrison said he will get down to work immediately saying  he’ll start forming his new government on Monday.

Among the first world leaders to congratulate Morrison were US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Labor meanwhile will start looking for a new leader after Bill Shorten resigned following six years as head of the party.

The Canberra Times

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