Australia’s opposition Labor party won the closely contested seat of Herbert in Queensland in the July 2 election after a recount, leaving the ruling coalition with a slim majority to run the country.
The Labor Party won the seat by 37 votes after distribution preferences, the Australian Electoral Commission said in a Twitter post. It will be declared in the coming week, the agency said.
The Liberal-National coalition will hold 76 seats while Labor and cross-benchers together will end up with 74 in the Lower House. The election has raised questions about Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership and left him without a strong mandate for much-needed economic and fiscal reforms.