Turnbull Wins Bid to Overhaul Elections for Australia's Senate

  • Reforms seen as a sign government preparing for July 2 ballot
  • Independent candidates will find it harder to win Senate seats

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull overhauled voting laws to make it harder for independent candidates to be elected to the Senate -- a sign he may be preparing for elections as soon as July in a bid to strengthen his grip on power.

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