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Australia Prime Minister Has 'Miracle' Election Win

Voice of America
19 May 2019, 22:06 GMT+10

Australia's prime minister went to his Pentecostal church Sunday after nailing a surprise victory Saturday in the country's general election.

Polls had indicated that Scott Morrison and his conservative Liberal-National coalition government were sure to loose.

The polls, however, were wrong.

Morrison was swept back into office, leaving the pollsters and the opposition Labor Party scratching their heads wondering how they miscalculated the odds.

'I have always believed in miracles,' Morrison told a cheering crowd Saturday.

U.S. President Donald Trump, whose presidential victory was also a shock to pollsters and the U.S. Democratic party, called Morrison to offer his congratulations. The White House said 'the two leaders reaffirmed the critical importance of the long-standing alliance and friendship between the United States and Australia.'

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