Bill Shorten and Anthony Albanese finalised their Australian Labor Party [ALP] leadership campaign on the 13th of October 2013, with a membership ballot taken from 30,426 members, who decisively voted for Anthony Albanese.
With 40% of the ALP members vote, Bill Shorten was elected the leader of the Australian Labor Party, beating Anthony Albanese with 60% of the ALP embers vote
How can someone win with a smaller vote than the loser ?
The Party Caucus decided a different result, with Bill Shorten gaining 63.9% of their vote compared to 34.1% for Anthony Albanese.
Caucus vote: 86 members
55 votes Bill Shorten
31 Votes Anthony Albanese
ALP Party Membership vote: 30,426 members
12,196 Bill Shorten
18,230 Anthony Albanese
ALP Democracy at work.