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Albany wins election: Australia’s new Prime Minister takes office

Status: 05/23/2022 02:05 am

Two days after the election victory, the Australian labor boss took over the Albanian government. He will meet with US President Joe Biden on Tuesday. However not all votes have been counted yet.

Anthony Albanese, who won the Australian election, has become the country’s 31st Prime Minister. Two days after the vote, the 59-year-old Labor leader was sworn in before Governor-General David Hurley today. Several ministers in the new cabinet accompanied him to Canberra, including the new Secretary of State Benny Wong. However, the vote count continues, and it is not yet clear whether the Albanese will rule with an absolute majority or rely on the votes of other parties.

Summit on Tuesday

The inauguration came as US President Joe Biden and Albanese and Wong wanted to attend the summit with government leaders from Japan and India in Tokyo tomorrow. The meeting, called the Quad Summit, should focus on striving for an independent and open Indo-Pacific region. The states are trying not to let China’s influence in the region continue to grow.

Of the 151 seats in the lower house and half of the 78 seats in the Senate, 17 million eligible voters were called in Saturday. The right-wing Conservative coalition led by former Prime Minister Scott Morrison has suffered heavy losses. After years of environmental disasters, it was primarily criticized for its climate policy.