Australia's Liberal Party supporters react during the results count at the Federal Liberal Reception at the Sofitel-Wentworth hotel in Sydney, May 18, 2019. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS)
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Millions of Australians voted in a general election on Saturday in which the ruling conservative coalition campaigned on its record of economic management and a resurgent Labor opposition promised action on climate change and tax reform.A final opinion poll by Newspoll for The Weekend Australian newspaper on Friday showed Labor's lead over the coalition at 51.5 percent to 48.5 percent on a two-party preferred basis, under which votes for unsuccessful candidates are redistributed until a winner is declared.Morrison has said Australia would meet its commitment under the 2015 Paris accord to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by between 26 percent and 28 percent on 2005 levels, but says more ambitious targets would damage the economy.
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