Who won the election? Who is Australia’s new prime minister? Who lost their seats? And other quick questions about the result

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Who won the election? Who is Australia’s new prime minister? Who lost their seats? And other quick questions about the result

G’day Australia.

The country looks very different today after the results of the federal election.

If you went to bed early, or didn’t bother tuning in, here are the answers to five quick questions to catch you up.

Did Labor or the Liberals win?

Labor won the 2022 federal election.

Anthony Albanese holds up hands with Penny Wong, his partner and son on a stage
Labor leader Anthony Albanese celebrates alongside Penny Wong during his victory speech.(ABC News: Nick Haggarty)

But it is still not clear if Labor can form a majority or minority government.

Labor has won 72 seats but needs 76 to govern without relying on the Greens or independents for confidence and supply – voting for the government’s budget legislation.

The LNP lost 26 seats, including several high-profile MPs.

The Greens are on track to win up to four seats.

The independents have won 12 seats.

Who is our new prime minister?

Labor leader Anthony Albanese will be the next prime minister of Australia.

He is expected to be sworn in on Monday morning.

This is to allow him to attend the Quad meeting in Tokyo with Senator Penny Wong on Tuesday.

Deputy Labor leader Richard Marles will be acting prime minister while Mr Albanese is in Japan.

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