2016 Australian federal election

election held on 2 July 2016

The 2016 Australian federal election was an election held on Saturday 2 July to elect all 226 members of the 45th Parliament of Australia. It lasted eight weeks. It was the first under a new voting system for the Senate that replaced group voting tickets with optional preferential voting.[1] Incumbent Malcolm Turnbull was narrowly re-elected by forming a coalition government with other smaller parties.

2016 Australian federal election

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All 150 seats in the House of Representatives
76 seats were needed for a majority
All 76 seats in the Senate
Opinion polls
Registered15,671,551
Turnout91.01%
  First party Second party Third party
  Malcolm Turnbull Bill Shorten Richard Di Natale
Leader Malcolm Turnbull Bill Shorten Richard Di Natale
Party Liberal/National coalition Labor Greens
Leader since 14 September 2015 (2015-09-14) 13 October 2013 (2013-10-13) 6 May 2015 (2015-05-06)
Leader's seat Wentworth (NSW) Maribyrnong (Vic.) Senator for Victoria
Last election 90 seats, 53.49% 55 seats, 46.51% 1 seat, 8.65%
Seats won 76 seats 69 seats 1 seat
Seat change Decrease14 Increase14 Steady
Popular vote 5,693,605 4,702,296 1,385,651
Percentage 42.04% 34.73% 10.23%
Swing Decrease3.51 Increase1.35 Increase1.58
TPP 50.36% 49.64%
TPP swing Decrease3.13 Increase3.13

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Nick Xenophon Bob Katter
Leader Nick Xenophon Bob Katter
Party Centre Alliance Katter's Australian
Leader since 1 June 2013 (2013-06-01) 3 June 2011 (2011-06-03)
Leader's seat Senator for South Australia Kennedy (Qld.)
Last election new party 1 seat, 1.04%
Seats won 1 seat 1 seat
Seat change Increase1 Steady
Popular vote 250,333 72,879
Percentage 1.85% 0.54%
Swing Increase1.85 Decrease0.50

Australian Federal Election 2016 - Results by Electoral Division (Simple Map).svg

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Prime Minister before election

Malcolm Turnbull
Liberal/National coalition

Subsequent Prime Minister

Malcolm Turnbull
Liberal/National coalition

Opinion pollsEdit

   

ResultsEdit

House of RepresentativesEdit

Popular vote
Labor
34.73%
Liberal
28.67%
Greens
10.23%
LNP (QLD)
8.52%
National
4.61%
NXT
1.85%
Katter's
0.54%
CLP (NT)
0.24%
Independents
2.81%
Other
7.79%
Two-party-preferred vote
Coalition
50.36%
Labor
49.64%
Seats
Coalition
50.67%
Labor
46.00%
Greens
0.67%
NXT
0.67%
Katter's
0.67%
Independents
1.33%

SenateEdit

Popular vote
Labor
29.79%
Liberal/National
20.01%
Greens
8.65%
Liberal
7.71%
LNP (QLD)
6.94%
NXT
3.30%
CLP (NT)
0.27%
National
0.25%
Other
23.08%
Seats
Coalition
39.47%
Labor
34.21%
Greens
11.84%
NXT
3.95%
CLP (NT)
1.32%
Other
10.52%

Results aftermathEdit

After a week of vote counting, no party had won enough seats in the House of Representatives to form a majority government.[2][3] Neither the Liberal/National Coalition's incumbent Turnbull Government nor the Australian Labor Party's Shorten Opposition were in a position to claim victory.[4][5] Turnbull talked with the crossbench. He won a confidence and supply support from Bob Katter, Andrew Wilkie and Cathy McGowan in the event of a hung parliament and resulting minority government.[6][7] On 10 July, Shorten conceded defeat. Turnbull claimed victory later that day.[8]

The election is the closest federal majority result since 1961, the ABC declared on 11 July that the Coalition could form a one-seat majority government.[9]

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nicole Hasham (3 July 2016). "Election 2016 results: Senate count throws up a wild mix as One Nation, Fred Nile, Liberal Democrats vie for seats". news.com.au. Archived from the original on 5 July 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  2. "Election 2016: Ballot count could take a month to finalise, AEC says". ABC News. Australia. 4 July 2016. Archived from the original on 5 July 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  3. Gough, Deborah (3 July 2016). "Australian federal election 2016: No results until at least ... Tuesday". Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  4. "Liberals 'cautiously optimistic' on majority". Sky News Australia. 4 July 2016. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  5. Fergus Hunter (4 July 2016). "Australian federal election 2016: Bill Shorten says Malcolm Turnbull 'should quit'". Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 5 July 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  6. "Bill Shorten predicts second poll as Cathy McGowan offers Coaltion support". The Sydney Morning Herald. 8 July 2016. Archived from the original on 12 July 2016.
  7. "Malcolm Turnbull claims victory after Bill Shorten concedes defeat". ABC News. Australia. 10 July 2016. Archived from the original on 10 July 2016.
  8. Ross, Monique (10 July 2016). "Election 2016: Malcolm Turnbull claims victory after Bill Shorten concedes defeat". ABC News. Australia. Archived from the original on 10 July 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  9. "Election 2016: LNP retains Capricornia, gives Coalition 76-seat majority government". ABC News. Australia. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.

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