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Election 2022

Australia’s Albanese Set to Take Power as Conservatives Ousted

  • Anthony Albanese poised to become nation’s next leader
  • Voters rejected unpopular Morrison, seek action on climate
Attendees watch election results during the Labor Party election night event in Sydney, May 21. 

Attendees watch election results during the Labor Party election night event in Sydney, May 21. 

Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg
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Anthony Albanese’s Labor Party is set to take power in Australia for the first time since 2013, as voters booted out Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s conservative government in a shift likely to bring greater action on climate change, women’s issues and anti-corruption efforts.