How Labor can gain majority government

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A total of 67% of Australians’ votes have now been counted and Labor holds 71 ​​of the 76 seats needed for a majority government.

Sixteen seats remain to be called, according to live tracker 9News, with 77 Labor seats a real possibility.

Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese signs a poster for a young boy as he shares a cafe near his home on May 22, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. Labor leader Anthony Albanese will be sworn in as Australia’s 31st Prime Minister on Monday following his victory over Scott Morrison in the Australian federal election (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images) (Getty)
The battle lines are close in this handful of voters and they will decide whether the elected Prime Minister Anthony Albanian form a minority or majority government.
  • Bass, Tasmania
  • Bennelong, New South Wales
  • Bradfield, New South Wales
  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Casey, Victoria
  • Deakin, Victoria
  • Dickson, Queensland
  • Flynn, Queensland
  • Gilmore, New South Wales
  • Lingiari, Northern Territory
  • Lyons, Tasmania
  • Macnamara, Victoria
  • Menzies, Victoria
  • Moore, Western Australia
  • Richmond, New South Wales
  • Sturt, Western Australia

Although it is still early days, things look promising for Labour.

The party shows narrow leads in eight of the seats mentioned above.

Liberal and Labor HQs tell two different stories

The most important tracks are in Brisbane, Macnamara, Richmond, Lingiari and Deakin.

If Labor wins those seats, it will give them the 76 needed for a majority.

Sturt’s seat in WA is neck and neck, with Liberal candidate James Stevens and ALP’s Sonja Baram both 50% on a bipartisan preferential basis.

There, 68.79% of the votes were counted.

The Coalition leads Bass, Casey, Dickson, Flynn, Menzies, Bradfield and Moore.

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