Australia's ruling party evaluates major loss

By Agence France-Presse in Sydney ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-12-01 07:33:54

Australia's conservative federal government was on Sunday assessing the opposition Labor Party's comfortable victory in the Victoria state election, with some citing the national government's unpopular policies as a key factor.

Victoria Premier Denis Napthine conceded defeat after the Labor Party looked on track to secure at least 47 seats in the 88-seat Parliament, with 50 percent of the vote counted.

The defeat for the incumbent Liberal-National coalition was made more stark as it was the first time since 1955 that a Victoria government had lost power after just one four-year term.

Australia's ruling party evaluates major loss

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