Malcolm Turnbull Claims Victory in Australia Election After Rival Concedes

July 10, 2016 8:12 AM

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Malcolm Turnbull Claims Victory in Australia Election After Rival Concedes

SYDNEY, Australia — More than a week after one of the closest and longest Australian national elections in half a century, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declared victory on Sunday after the leader of the opposition Labor Party conceded defeat.

“We have won the election,” Mr. Turnbull, the leader of the Liberal Party-led conservative coalition, said at a news conference on Sunday.

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