Australia's PM claims victory after national elections

July 10, 2016 6:51 AM

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Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Sunday declared victory for the ruling conservatives after the Labor opposition conceded defeat despite an ongoing vote count eight days after close-fought national elections.

The declaration ended days of uncertainty about the new government's identity, after a tight race between the two major parties left neither of them with the 76 or more seats required for a parliamentary majority following polls on July 2.

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