Anthony Albanese emerges new Prime Minister of Australia.
Written by News Room on May 22, 2022
Australia has elected its first Labor government in almost a decade and Anthony Albanese as prime minister, ousting Scott Morrison’s coalition.
Mr Albanese told jubilant supporters that Australians had voted for change but it is still unclear whether he can secure a majority.
The centre-left leader vowed to bring people together, invest in social services and end the climate wars.
In perhaps the election’s greatest twist, support also surged for Greens and independent candidates running on climate platforms.