Australia's PM claims victory after national elections

July 10, 2016 6:51 AM

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Australia's PM claims victory after national elections

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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