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Australia’s government in crisis mode after poll loss

Prime Minister Scott Morrison now leads a minority government that relies on independents to pass laws and govern after a crushing by-election defeat in a historically safe seat in Sydney, left vacant by outgoing leader Malcolm Turnbull

Sydney, October 22, 2018 12:50 PM (UTC+8)
Posters are seen outside a polling station during the Wentworth by-election in Bondi in Sydney on October 20. Australia's conservative coalition lost the seat after a large swing against the Liberal Party, and its majority in parliament. PM Scott Morrison, seen right of Turnbull, now relies on independents to hold power. Photo: Peter Parks / AFP
Posters are seen outside a polling station during the Wentworth by-election in Bondi in Sydney on October 20. Australia's conservative coalition lost the seat after a large swing against the Liberal Party, and its majority in parliament. PM Scott Morrison, seen right of Turnbull, now relies on independents to hold power. Photo: Peter Parks / AFP
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