Aug 22, 2010

Four Independents and One Green Hold Balance of Power Following Australian Elections

From the Epoch Times:
The fate of Australia’s political landscape hangs in the hands of four Independent MPs, after neither Labor nor Liberal succeeded in winning a majority in the 2010 Federal Elections, Saturday, Aug. 21. . . .

For the first time in 70 years Australia is facing the prospect of a hung Parliament, whereby the two major parties will form a minority government, with the balance of power held by the four independents and one Green MP.

The last time a hung Parliament emerged was in 1940 when Robert Menzies's United Australia Party and the Country Party clung to power, with the support of independents.

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