Everything You Need To Know About The Election Results So Far

Everything You Need To Know About The Election Results So Far

After voting in the federal election on Saturday, Australians were told that the final result wouldn’t be known until at least Tuesday with the possibility of a hung parliament looking increasingly likely. This interactive infographic from the Conversation breaks down how the numbers are falling across the country, with insights into every key seat.

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This infographic from the Conversation provides a comprehensive oversight of the election results we know so far, including who’s currently out in front in the seats that are still in doubt. Despite Malcolm Turnbull’s confidence in forming a majority government, there’s a very real chance that a brace of independents will hold the balance of power; just like in the 2010 federal election. To find out what’s happening in key seats, click on titles below.

Key seats

[Via The Conversation]


  • I am totally confused how our system works, I was watching it on Saturday and by all counts Labour has gotten (slightly) more seats but the Coalition is still expected to be the one to grab power?

    makes no sense to me

    • It’s the ABC’s predicted result, based on various assumptions they’ve made. It’s still the party that has 76 seats in the House of Reps that becomes the government.

      The current assumption is that we’ll have a hung parliament, where any government will have to be formed by two parties (e.g. Labour and Greens or Coalition and independents). Though, anything can still happen.

      • In the case of the coalition, 3 or more parties?
        liberal, national and whoever else (multiple independents possibly)?

        • Yeah, although it won’t be as formally arranged as with the Coalition. From memory, all there has to be to form a minority government is a single vote with a majority of members. So the independents, etc. in the House could agree to make either party the government (in return for whatever they want) and then vote against them the rest of their term, making legislating impossible. That’s why people aren’t very happy about it being a hung parliament.

          Also, if the non-major party candidates don’t agree to make either party the government it might be necessary to have more elections to resolve the issue (like Spain had to recently). Otherwise, the public service can’t really function, or even get paid if some other bills can’t get passed.

      • Greens only have one seat in the lower house currently, and with Labor’s assurances that they wouldn’t form a minority government with the Greens again, it’ll be interesting to see if they go back on that or if they go for the independents instead.

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