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Australia election: Millions head to polls  A general election with opposition leader Tony Abbott's Liberal-National coalition aiming to bring to an end six years of Labor government Australian rivals clash in TV debate   Australia's Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and opposition leader Tony Abbott have sparred over the economy and immigration Islam gaffe candidate Banister quits election  Stephanie Banister, 27, who was widely mocked after she mistook Islam for a country in a TV interview has withdrawn her candidacy Australia election campaign begins  Australia's political parties have swung into campaign mode, a day after Prime Minister Kevin Rudd called an election for 7 September PM Kevin Rudd calls election for 7 September   Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has called an election for 7 September, six weeks after defeating former PM Julia Gillard in a Labor party vote Gillard sets Australia poll date  Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has called a general election for 14 September Australia's Gillard survives challenge   Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has defeated Kevin Rudd in the Labor Party leadership ballot by 71 votes to 31 Australian rivals set up leadership clash Independents to decide next government   It looks increasingly likely that independent candidates will hold the balance of power after the final result is known   Australia set for hung parliament
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Australia PM Turnbull's conservatives win tight election  Malcolm Turnbull has declared victory for his conservative coalition in last week's closely fought general election   Poll date for Australia election officially confirmed  Australians will go to the polls on 2 July after the longest election campaign in the country's history Australia PM threatens early election over Senate deadlock  Australia will hold an early election in July if the Senate fails to break a deadlock and pass two labour bills Australia PM wants indigenous vote  Tony Abbott has vowed to 'sweat blood' to secure constitutional recognition for indigenous people, saying he wants a referendum in 2017 Tony Abbott sweeps to Australia win
  Australians decisively support same-sex marriage

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  The non-binding postal vote showed 61.6% of people favour allowing same-sex couples to wed

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  The opposition has crushed the governing Labor party in a general election that has returned the Liberal-National coalition to power
 Early projections show Labor winning 55 seats compared with the coalition's 91


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  Neither of the two main rivals likely to win the 76 seats needed for an outright majority. PM Julia Gillard vowed that she would 'keep fighting'.    Predictions: 73 seats for the opposition coalition, 72 f...
Aug.20 Australia votes in tight election Aug.19 Poll: Dead heat in Australian election  Top candidates for prime minister campaigned furiously, as incumbent Julia Gillard was tied with coalition challenger Tony Abbott in a national poll Jul.17 Australian PM sets election date Jul.16 New Australian PM to call for elections
  Prime Minister Julia Gillard was expected on Saturday to call for a national election, according to her office

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Nov.24 Rudd: I will be prime minister for all
  Opposition leader Kevin Rudd greeted jubilant supporters, as he promised changes in environmental, education and workplace policies
 Conservative Prime Minister Howard officially conceded that the Labor Party had gained a majority of seats in parliament . Rudd, 50, is the head of center-left Labor Party.
Nov.23 Australians vote to choose leader   Voting has begun in a general election which will decide the fate of second-longest serving prime minister, John Howard Nov.21 PM Howard condemns fake leaflets Oct.13   Howard sets election date   Next federal election will be held November 24, Prime Minister announced at a news conference in Canberra

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Jul.30 PM Howard to go for fifth term

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Jan.27 First Iraqis cast their vote
  Iraqi expatriates have begun the global voting process for Iraq's first democratic elections in almost 50 years

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Oct.9   Incumbent Howard triumphs
  Prime Minister returned for a 4th consecutive term of government with an increased majority in the Parliament

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Nov.10   Howard wins third term as PM
  Liberal-National coalition win 6 to 10 additional seats in the 150-seat lower house

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