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David Fickling

Climate Won Australia's Election. Wielding Power Will Be Harder

Voters have identified their issue. Whether incoming Prime Minister Anthony Albanese can deliver is an open question.

The fate of the planet rests in his hands.

The fate of the planet rests in his hands.

Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Winning power is the easy part of politics. It’s what you do with it that counts.

That's going to be the challenge for Australia’s new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, after a striking election victory Saturday that has swept the right-of-center Liberal-National Coalition from power after nine years.