Prime Minister Scott Morrison who ran the government for almost a decade in Australia, has lost the election. In this way, Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese is going to be the next Prime Minister of the country.
Anthony Albanese comes from the Australian Labor Party. Scott Morrison has also decided to step down as leader of the Liberal Party of Australia. This means that now a new Leader of Opposition will be elected.
Scott Morrison was the Prime Minister of Australia for more than a decade. However, the point to be noted here is that there is a possibility of a minority government being formed in the country.
Actually, lakhs of votes have not been counted yet. Despite this, Morrison has acted quickly as the Australian prime minister is scheduled to attend the summit in Tokyo along with leaders from the US, Japan and India.
Morrison said, I think it is very important that there is certainty in this country. I think it is very important that this country moves forward. He said, especially the important meetings that are taking place during this week, I think it is very important to have a very clear understanding of the government of this country. The Labor Party has won the first election since 2007. Opposition leader Anthony Albanese will be sworn in as prime minister.
Who is Anthony Albanese?
Anthony Albanese is set to become the 31st Prime Minister of Australia. He is the leader of the Australian Labor Party. Albanese has been a member of the Parliament of Australia since 1996. In this way he has been an MP for more than two decades.
Albanese was appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Australia in 2013. Apart from this, he has also been a cabinet minister between 2007 and 2013. In the 2022 election campaign, his Labor Party promised more financial aid and a stronger social security amid rising inflation in Australia.
The party also said that it wants to tackle climate change with a 43 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
What did Anthony Albanese say?
Albanese was greeted with applause as soon as he reached the Labor Party headquarters in the midst of his election victory. He thanked the Australian public for this honour.
He said, ‘Today the people of Australia have voted for change. I am excited by this win and I am honored that the people have given me the opportunity to serve as the 31st Australian Prime Minister.
Albanese said, ‘My Labor Party team will work every day to bring the Australian people together. And I will lead a government worthy of the people of Australia. A government that will be courageous, hardworking and caring like the Australian people.