2016 Australian federal election

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The 2016 Australian federal election was an election held on Saturday 2 July to elect all 226 members of the 45th Parliament of Australia. It lasted eight weeks. It was the first under a new voting system for the Senate that replaced group voting tickets with optional preferential voting.[1] Incumbent Malcolm Turnbull was narrowly re-elected by forming a coalition government with other smaller parties.

Candidates[change | change source]

Opinion polls[change | change source]

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Results[change | change source]

House of Representatives[change | change source]

Popular vote
Labor
  
34.73%
Liberal
  
28.67%
Greens
  
10.23%
LNP (QLD)
  
8.52%
National
  
4.61%
NXT
  
1.85%
Katter's
  
0.54%
CLP (NT)
  
0.24%
Independents
  
2.81%
Other
  
7.79%
Two-party-preferred vote
Coalition
  
50.36%
Labor
  
49.64%
Seats
Coalition
  
50.67%
Labor
  
46.00%
Greens
  
0.67%
NXT
  
0.67%
Katter's
  
0.67%
Independents
  
1.33%

Senate[change | change source]

Popular vote
Labor
  
29.79%
Liberal/National
  
20.01%
Greens
  
8.65%
Liberal
  
7.71%
LNP (QLD)
  
6.94%
NXT
  
3.30%
CLP (NT)
  
0.27%
National
  
0.25%
Other
  
23.08%
Seats
Coalition
  
39.47%
Labor
  
34.21%
Greens
  
11.84%
NXT
  
3.95%
CLP (NT)
  
1.32%
Other
  
10.52%

Results aftermath[change | change source]

After a week of vote counting, no party had won enough seats in the House of Representatives to form a majority government.[2][3] Neither the Liberal/National Coalition's incumbent Turnbull Government nor the Australian Labor Party's Shorten Opposition were in a position to claim victory.[4][5] Turnbull talked with the crossbench. He won a confidence and supply support from Bob Katter, Andrew Wilkie and Cathy McGowan in the event of a hung parliament and resulting minority government.[6][7] On 10 July, Shorten conceded defeat. Turnbull claimed victory later that day.[8]

The election is the closest federal majority result since 1961, the ABC declared on 11 July that the Coalition could form a one-seat majority government.[9]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Name is bold because he won the election

References[change | change source]

  1. Nicole Hasham (3 July 2016). "Election 2016 results: Senate count throws up a wild mix as One Nation, Fred Nile, Liberal Democrats vie for seats". news.com.au. Archived from the original on 5 July 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Election 2016: Ballot count could take a month to finalise, AEC says". ABC News. Australia. 4 July 2016. Archived from the original on 5 July 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. Gough, Deborah (3 July 2016). "Australian federal election 2016: No results until at least ... Tuesday". Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. "Liberals 'cautiously optimistic' on majority". Sky News Australia. 4 July 2016. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. Fergus Hunter (4 July 2016). "Australian federal election 2016: Bill Shorten says Malcolm Turnbull 'should quit'". Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 5 July 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. "Bill Shorten predicts second poll as Cathy McGowan offers Coaltion support". The Sydney Morning Herald. 8 July 2016. Archived from the original on 12 July 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. "Malcolm Turnbull claims victory after Bill Shorten concedes defeat". ABC News. Australia. 10 July 2016. Archived from the original on 10 July 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. Ross, Monique (10 July 2016). "Election 2016: Malcolm Turnbull claims victory after Bill Shorten concedes defeat". ABC News. Australia. Archived from the original on 10 July 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. "Election 2016: LNP retains Capricornia, gives Coalition 76-seat majority government". ABC News. Australia. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.

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