2019 Australian Federal Election – 18th May


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2019 Australian Federal Election Result.

The 2019 Australian Federal Election was held on the 18th May 2019.

2019 Australian Federal Election Result.

The final official result is at tallyroom.aec.gov.au

But the Liberal/National Coalition party appear to have won, with 78 of the 151 seats, being predicted for the Liberals after 78% of the votes have been counted.

Bill Shorten, the ALP leader, has already conceded defeat and stepped down as leader of the ALP.

13:00 EST 20/5/2019:  Results so far, after 72% count, appear to be:

LNP: 75 seats
ALP: 65 seats
Other: 6 seats


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22:00 EST 18/5/2019: It looks like the Liberal/National Coalition party will retain government after all.  Results so far, after 60% count, appear to be:

LNP: 74 seats
ALP: 66 seats
Other: 6 seats

Early polling, based on primary votes, did appear to show Labor would win, but maybe the preferences had the real answer.  Many Liberal voters may have put the LNP at number 2, after one of the other minorities, as a protest, but their vote ended up counting for Liberal anyway.

13:07 EST 18/5/2019: Polling in May 2019 for the House of Representatives is showing a Labor win with 51% to 52% of the vote.  These figures are from Newspoll, YouGov, Galaxy, Ipsos, Essential and Roy Morgan polling, between 9th and 16th May 2019.

Early Voting in the 2019 Federal Election.

More than 4.7 million votes were cast ahead of Election day, more than the year before. Early polling stations opened on Monday 29 April 2019, (almost 3 weeks before Election day), and many people took advantage of the option to vote early, as they “would not be available on election day“. These votes will not be counted until after election night, causing a likely delay in knowing the final result.

That 4.7 million is a very large percentage of total voters, when compared against the 15,671,551 that were registered for the previous Federal Election, and the 13,541,101 that actually voted.   There are 16,424,248 registered for the 2019 election. It seems that about three out of every ten voters have chosen to vote early.

Early voting will be reviewed for the next election, to try to ensure only those really eligible for an early vote are permitted.

Changes in Australian Governments.

The Liberal/National Coalition party has held office since Saturday, 7th September 2013, after beating the Australian Labor Party who held power for 6 years prior to that.

      • Liberal-Coalition: 7 September 2013 to 18 May 2019 : In Government for 5.7 years.
      • ALP: 24 November 2007 to 7 September 2013 : In Government for 5.8 years.
      • Liberal-Coalition: 2 March 1996 to 24 November 2007 : In Government for 11.7 years.
      • ALP: 5 March 1983 to 2 March 1996 : In Government for 13 years.
      • Liberal-Coalition: 13 December 1975 to 5 March 1983 : In Government for 7.2 years.
      • ALP: 2 December 1972 to 13 December 1975 : In Government for 3 years.
      • Liberal-Coalition: 10 December 1949 to 2 December 1972 : In Government for 23 years.

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