Australian leader of the opposition Bill Shorten addresses party members during the Labor party election night event in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, July 2, 2016. (Tracey Nearmy/AAP Image via AP)
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With Australia's government in chaos amid a dramatic national election that failed to deliver an immediate winner, the country's opposition leader called Monday for the prime minister to resign, dubbing him "the David Cameron of the southern hemisphere".With about a quarter of the votes left to be tallied, neither Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's conservative Liberal Party-led coalition nor Shorten's center-left Labor Party had secured the required 76 seats in the 150-seat House of Representatives to form a government -- raising the prospect of a dreaded hung parliament.The strong comeback by the Labor Party had many questioning whether Turnbull could hang onto his job, even if his party is re-elected.As of Monday, Australian Broadcasting Corp. election analysts -- considered among the most reliable -- were predicting that Labor and the coalition were tied at 67 seats each and minor parties were leading in five seats.With the possibility of a hung parliament looming, Turnbull and Shorten both said they had contacted the five independent lawmakers who could make up a minority government if needed.
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