Go back

Far-right deals gave Morrison narrow path to election victory

Image: G20 Argentina [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr

Prime minister Scott Morrison’s government has defied the negative predictions of national opinion polls to claim a narrow win in Australia’s federal election.

Despite trailing Labor by up to 4 percentage points in opinion polls over the past six months, the Liberal-Nationals Coalition won 77 seats. This will enable it to form a government with a wafer-thin majority of two seats, after appointing a speaker in the lower house.

“I have always believed in miracles. How good is Australia?” Morrison told a jubilant crowd at Liberal Party election night celebrations in Sydney on 18 May.

This article is only available to Research Professional News subscribers or Pivot-RP users.

If you are a Research Professional News subscriber you can log in and view the article via this link

Pivot-RP users can log in and view the article via this link.