Status: 05/23/2022 02:05 AM
Two days after his election victory, Australian Labor boss Albanese took over the government. He will meet US President Joe Biden on Tuesday. However, not all votes have been counted yet.
Australian election winner Anthony Albanese has been sworn in as the country’s 31st prime minister. Just two days after voting, the 59-year-old Labor chief took the oath of office before Governor General David Hurley today. Several ministers of the new cabinet were sworn in with him in Canberra, including the new Secretary of State Penny Wong. However, the counting of votes is still underway and it is still unclear whether Albanians will be able to rule with an absolute majority or whether it will depend on votes from other parties.
In Australia, the new Prime Minister Albanese is sworn in
Tageschau 06:00 am, 23.5.2022
summit on Tuesday
The swearing-in came so quickly because Albany and Wong look to attend a summit meeting with US President Joe Biden and the heads of government of Japan and India in Tokyo tomorrow. In the so-called Quad Summit, the focus should be on striving for a free and open Indo-Pacific. The states are trying not to allow China’s influence in the region to grow.
Nearly 17 million eligible voters were called on Saturday to vote for all 151 seats in the lower house and half of the 78 seats in the Senate. The right-wing conservative coalition led by former Prime Minister Scott Morrison suffered heavy losses. After years of repeated environmental disasters, it was criticized mainly for its climate policy.
Australia’s new PM takes oath
Holger Senzel, ARD Singapore, May 23, 2022 at 7:27 am