Labor Party ahead as 60.03% of vote counted in election

11:25, August 22, 2010      

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Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) on Saturday announced 60.03 percent of the primary vote in Australia has been counted so far, with Labor Party now leading Coalition in one of the closest Australian election contests in living memory.

According to AEC, more than two and a half hours after the polls closed in Australia, and with 50.79 percent of the two-party preferred vote counted, Labor has 50.76 percent of the vote against 49.24 percent for Coalition.

The Labor was experiencing a swing against the party of 2.56 percent.

So far, Labor Party are winning 60 seats, while the Liberal- National Party has 51 seats, Greens 1 seat.

The coalition needs 17 Labor seats to win the election by garnering a uniform swing of 2.3 percent across the country. But the Labor government can lose its absolute majority if it loses 13 seats.

Across Australia 14,088,260 electors enrolled to vote.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

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