ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Uncertain Verdict: The 2010 Federal Elections in Australia

The Australian federal elections held in August 2010 delivered a hung parliament, with the incumbent Australian Labor Party having to depend on independents and the Green Party to stay in power. A close reading of the election results reveals the lack of substantive, issue-based differences between the Labor and Liberal parties. A trend towards a transition to a multiparty system is also noticed.
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