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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Tony Abbott to be New Australian Prime Minster after 'Landslide Win'

Surrounded by family, Australia's new Prime Minister casts his vote.

Australia's conservative leader Tony Abbott swept into office today in a landslide election after incumbent prime minister Kevin Rudd conceded defeat.

Mr Abbott vowed to lead a trustworthy, competent government that would restore political stability, cut taxes and crack down on asylum seekers arriving by boat.

"From today I declare that Australia is under new management and Australia is once more open for business," the victor said.

Mr Rudd wished his rival well as he accepted he had been beaten at the polls.

With 80 percent of the votes counted, the Australian Electoral Commission showed Mr Abbott's Liberal/National coalition was leading in 88 seats in the House of Representatives, to Labour's 56.

Read more at The Telegraph >>

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