Melbourne, Australia – Australians go to elections to elect their next parliament and prime minister in what is widely referred to as climate change elections.
Approximately 16.5 million on Saturday, with more than 4.7 million who already voted on a pre-term vote by the day
Polling stations will be open from 8 am to 6 pm Local time (22:00 GMT on Saturday – 08:00 GMT). It is expected that the winner of the lower house, which will form the government, will be known either late on Saturday, or in the morning hours of Sunday.
Observers have stated that this is the most ideological choice Australia has seen over the years, Prime Minister Scott Morrison emphasizes the differences in economic policy between his right-centrist liberal-national coalition and "reckless costs" of his main rival, the center-left Labor Party of Australia headed by Bill Shorten.
have been climate change and economics, in particular, whether they provide people, "said Daniel Wood, program director at Grattan Institute, Melbourne's think tank.
|Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, left, and opposition leader Bill Shorten [Nic Ellis/Reuters]|
According to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, the summer of 2018-19 was the hottest country in the country,
"Climate change is now a major issue" "said Al Jazeera Jordan, a 24-year-old voter at the Melbourne Carleton North polling station.
Morison claims that it will be close elections. To get the majority in the House of Representatives, any large party will need 77 seats. The coalition currently has 73 seats, and at work it is 72.
If no party acts with an overwhelming majority, they will need to negotiate with the cross-parties in support of the formation of the government
. the support of independent, from the Labor Party, perhaps for the deployment of any deputies from the left green, the traditional third country's political power.
The Sportsbet Online Bookmaker rolls out the victory for Shorten – to pay only 1.14 Australian dollars ($ 0.78) for the "swear by the government" work. The current Coalition, which has consistently followed polls for more than a year, pays 5.75 Australian dollars ($ 3.95) if it can win.
Speaking to reporters after voting in Melbourne, Shorten said that he was "confident that labor could form a majority government," adding that his party would give the administration "worthy [the country’s] people … a nation that wants to real action on climate change "
In the elementary school where he voted, Shortin congratulated voters and bought sausage with a barbecue, which he said" savored as a mood for change. "
Kerry, a school principal, said she voted for her "commitment to public education, public hospitals, infrastructure and wages," as well as to return Australia "to the international map in terms of her trust in her social policy and her climate policy. "
Immigrant labor policy and" protesting after "refugees", as a cause, he would choose labor. In March, the ruling coalition announced that it would stop permanent migration at 160,000 over the next four years, reducing it to 190,000.
| Opposition leader votes with her wife, Chloe Shorten, in Melbourne
On the day of the newspaper in the two largest cities of the country – "Sydney Morning Bulletin" and "Age in Melbourne" – endorsed "Shorten" as the best chance to end the "cycle of instability" in Australian politics
. Changes in the prime minister over the last 12 years – mainly as a result of internal party battles.
"There is no doubt that people are extremely disappointed with the swing doors of prime ministers," Wood from the Grattan Institute said.
"Labor tried to take advantage of this path by campaigning around the government chaos and trying to use it to name the trust of Scott Morison." But Wood noted that it affected both main parties, noting that minor parties could use "a strong protest vote that is looking for a home".
Mining billionaire Clive Palmer boasted $ 60 million for the "United Australia Party" campaign, which promises to "make Australia big." voices from one nation Polina Henson, an extreme right, anti-Islamic party, recently involved in the scandal, partly following an investigation by Al Jazeera, which showed that she was seeking support from armed groups in the United States.
Meanwhile, the left green is likely to win from voters who want decisive action on climate change – as evidenced by recent polls, it is the number one issue for most of the population.
Former Liberian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Interior Minister Peter Dutton voted for the progressive lobbyist GetUp.
Abbott spent his seat at Warringah in Sydney Beach since 1994 was criticized for his conservative position on climate change and social policy.
Siggall Hall, a lawyer and a former Olympian, campaign against Abbott on climate policy issues and may lead to significant fluctuations
Meanwhile, a liberally located eastern location in Melbourne Chisholm will make history, and both major the candidates will be Chinese Australian women. Jennifer Young – will represent the first Chinese Australian woman in the country's parliament.
Elections take place two days after the death of former Prime Minister Bob Hawk. On the last day of the campaign, both Morrison and Shorten paid tribute to the late 89-year-old man.
Morison said that Hawke "brought and served our country with the passion, courage and intellectual power that made our country
Hawk wrote a letter yesterday that confirmed the" Shorten "campaign, stating that the" Labor "leader had "track record of bringing workers and business together."