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Australians vote to choose new PM on Saturday: Here's what you need to know

Opinion polls have shown Labor leading, but the gap has narrowed in the final weeks of campaigning

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Australians vote on Saturday in a national election, with the conservative Liberal-National coalition seeking a fourth straight term and the Labor Party seeking a return to power after nine years in opposition.

Opinion polls have shown Labor leading, but the gap has narrowed in the final weeks of campaigning.

A strong showing by high-profile independent candidates campaigning on climate action, integrity and gender equality could lead to a hung parliament.

The Parliament

The House of Representatives has 151 seats, 76 of which are needed for a majority to form the government. In the last parliament, the conservative coalition had 76 seats and Labor 68,

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First Published: May 20 2022 | 11:06 AM IST

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