The Australian Federal Election 2013
The Australian Federal Election held on 07 September 2013 has been conducted with what I regard a resounded defeat for the Australian Labor Party (previous Government).
As it stands at the moment the Liberal and National Parties (The Liberal/National Coalition) will hold 90 seats (a gain of 17 seats) and the Australian Labor Party will hold 54 (loss of some 18 seats)
The balance of the seats split up between The Greens and others. Some seats have yet to be decided.
The result was a clear message to Labor that they had lost the confidence of the Australian Electrate and it was time for a change.
The huge loss, I believe it was the lowest primary vote for Labor in a long time, forced the resignation of the Caretaker Prime Minister who had replaced Julia Gillard as PM not long before the Election was called by Mr Rudd.
In my opinion among the majority of people was that the result was a foregone conclusion and the Bookies had stopped taking bets on the result weeks before it was held :)
Now the the dust is settling it is time for the new Government led by Tony Abbott to get on with the job that they have been mandated to do and get the in-fighting of Politics off the front page of the Newspapers.
Labor has a long way to go in regaining the confidence of we Electors, the first part is to elect a new Leader.
And that dear readers is a whole new story.
cheers till next time :)
Posted by Peter Fleming at 5:28 AM