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Anthony Albanese and Australia’s new left-leaning government: Here’s what you need to know
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Anthony Albanese and Australia’s new left-leaning government: Here’s what you need to know

For much of its history, Australian politics has been dominated by the two major parties: the Liberals on the center-right and Labor on the center-left. But this election threw all the balls up in the air, tossing more than a few to minor parties and Independents who were fed-up with the two-party system. Here's what we learned. Election results showed a strong swing towards Independents who campaigned on issues relating to the climate.The candidates -- many first-time entrants to politics -- were seeking cuts to emissions of up to 60% -- more than twice as much as promised by the ruling conservative coalition (26-28%) and also more than Labor (43%). Known as teal candidates, they targeted traditionally blue Liberal seats with more green-leaning policies. "Millions of Australians have put...