Australia’s Liberal National federation government under Prime Minister Scott Morrison has won a historic victory, taking his party for a third term in government against all anticipations.
It is still unknown if Morrison will form a majority or minority government, but swipes to the coalition across large Australian states, especially Queensland, have confirmed he will remain prime minister.
In a winning speech Saturday night, Morrison said he had “always believed in dreams.”
“And tonight we’ve been delivered another one,” he told jubilant supporters in Sydney who repeated Morrison’s nickname “ScoMo.”
After losing an election which many analysts described as “unlosable,” Labor leader Bill Shorten accepted and announced he would be stepping down as head of the party.