Melbourne, Australia – Australians continue to polls to choose their next parliament and prime minister, broadly referred to as the climate change election.
Some 16.5 million Australians were enrolled to vote on Saturday, with more than 4.7 million submitting ballots in early voting by Friday.
Polling stations are open between 8 am and 6 pm local time (22:00 GMT on Friday – 08:00 GMT on Saturday). The winner for the lower house, which forms the government, is expected to be determined by late Saturday or the first Sunday hours.
These spectators say the election-based ideals that Australia has seen for years, Prime Minister Scott Morrison emphasizes the differences in economic policy between his right-wing Liberal -The Federal Coalition and the "frivolous spending" of his major rivals, the central remaining Australian Labor Party headed by Bill Shorten.
climate change and the economy, particularly when it comes to people, "said Danielle Wood, program director at the Grattan Institute, a think tank based in Melbourne.
" There's a huge difference between major parties in both these places. "
|Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, left, and leader of the opposition Bill Shorten [Nic Ellis/Reuters]|
According to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, the 2018-19 summers are the country's hottest record," The change in the climate is today's most important issue, "the 24-year-old voter at Melbourne's Carlton North polling station, told Al Jazeera.
" I want to work only for renewables over the next few years. "
Morrison insists it is a close election To win most of the House of Representatives, any major party will need 77 seats. Coalition currently has 73 seats, while Labor is 72.
If no party appears to have a clear majority, they need to negotiate crossbench for support to form government.
The two main parties are expected to seek back up to independents, with Labor who are likely to receive any MPs from left wing Greens, the traditional third political force of the country.
Online bookmaker Sportsbet sets a win for the Shorten – paying only 1.14 dollars in Australia ($ 0.78) for the Labor "swear by the government." The current Coalition, which has been abandoned in opinion polls for more than a year, pays 5.75 Australian dollar ($ 3.95) if it can get success.
Speaking to reporters after voting in Melbourne, The abbreviation said he was "confident that Labor could have formed a majority of government", adding that his party was delivering an administration "Worthy of [the country’s] people … a nation that wants true climate change action".
In the primary school where he submitted his ballot, shorten the voting voters and buy bbq sausages he said "tasted like a mood for change".
Kerry, a school principal, said he voted for Labor for its "public education commitment, public hospitals, infrastructure and salaries," as well as placing an Australian placement "back on the international map of its terms of credibility for social policies and its climate policy ".
Graham, a retired, mentioned Labor immigration rules and "lo after after" refugees as reasons why he chooses Labor. In March, this ruling coalition announced that it would provide a permanent transfer to 160,000 for the next four years, which would decrease from 190,000.
|Opposition leader voted for his wife, Chloe Shorten, in Melbourne [Max Walden/Al Jazeera]|
'Revolving door & # 39;  On Friday, broadsheet publications in the two largest cities of the country – the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age in Melbourne – are promoting Shorten as the best opportunity to end a "cycle of instability" in Australian politics .
changes the prime minister over the past 12 years – mostly the result of internal party parties.
"There is absolutely no question that people have been so disappointed with the revolving door of the prime minister," says Wood, of the Grattan Institute.
"It works hard to utilize the excess through the campaign around government turmoil and tries to use it to call Scott Morrison's reliability."
But Wood said this has affected two major parties, that minor parties can benefit from a "strong vote of protest seeking a home".
Billy's billionaire mining Clive Palmer has given $ 60m for the campaign of his United Australia Party which promises to "make Australia better."
Votes from One Nation by Pauline Hanson, a far-right, anti-Islam party have recently been involved in the scandal, partly due to an investigation by Al Jazeera that has revealed that it tried to get support from in pro-gun groups in the United States. [19659004Aboutbenefitsheartheyourbenefitshealthyourbenefitheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheart
Where to get interesting
In the lead vote, former liberal former Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton are both targeted of the progressive group of the GetUp Board.
Abbott succeeded in his seat of Warringah to the rich in Sydney Casinoers since 1994, were praised for his conservative position on climate change and social policy.
Zali Steggal, a lawyer and former Olympian, is acting against Abbott's policy climate and can bring a meaningful swing
Meanwhile, the Liberal being held east of the Melbourne Chisholm seat is make history, with both major Chinese candidates in Australian women.
Anyone who wins – Liberal candidate Gladys Liu or his Labor opponent Jennifer Yang – represents the first Chinese female Australian member of the country's Parliament.
The election will take place two days after the death of former Labor Prime Minister Bob Hawke. On the last day of the campaign, both Morrison and Shorten paid tribute to late 89 years old.
said Morrison Hawke has "led and served our country with passion, courage and an intellectual horsepower made in our country stronger".
Days before, Hawke wrote a letter that continued with Shorten's campaign, saying that the Labor leader had a "track record of bringing workers and businesses together."