Populist Rebuff Sparks Turmoil Amid Deadlocked Aussie Election

July 3, 2016 2:15 PM

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A backlash against mainstream politics has left Australia without a conclusive election result and raises the prospect that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will be forced to work with a handful of disparate independent lawmakers in order to stay in power.

Ballot counting doesn’t resume until Tuesday, and for now neither Turnbull’s Liberal-National coalition nor the opposition Labor Party can form government. In a nation where voters crave stability after years of political discord but are also leaning toward populist, potentially-disruptive fringe pa...

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