After its victory in New South Wales, Labor now controls all states and territories except for tiny Tasmania.
If Labor’s victory in New South Wales, on Saturday night, over Conservatives weary from twelve years in power and drained by frequent scandals was not a great surprise in Australia, few could have predicted the extent of the success. The count has not been completed in 9 out of 93 constituencies in this state of more than 8 million people, but Labor already has an absolute majority, led by Chris Means.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, also from Sydney, was quick to congratulate him on his return to power in New South Wales marking a fourth consecutive electoral victory in two years for the Labor Party, which now holds responsibility at the federal level but also from every state and territory in Australia. The only exception, tiny Tasmania, the least populous state in Australia (570,000 people), is still led by the Liberal Party, at least until 2024. A very rare situation …
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