Australia's Labor opposition concedes defeat

Australia's Labor opposition leader Bill Shorten pledged in his concession speech that his centre-left party wanted to work well with the governmentAustralia’s Labor opposition leader Bill Shorten conceded defeat in national elections Sunday eight days after voters went to the polls, allowing the ruling conservatives to form a new government. “It is clear that Mr (Malcolm) Turnbull and his coalition will form a government,” Shorten told reporters in Melbourne. Both Turnbull’s ruling Liberal/National coalition and Labor remain short of the 76 seats needed to claim a majority in the 150-seat House of Representatives, with counting still ongoing.

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