Australian election in the balance

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The 2016 Australian election was held in the weekend, with the final outcome still to be decided.

So far the result shows that the governing Liberal-National coalition and the opposition Labor Party are tied at 67 seats each, needing 76 to govern outright.

Minor parties currently have five seats and may end up holding the balance of power.

Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull was confident there would be be a clear result in by the end of the week.

Less than 80 percent of the vote has been counted so far, and the Australian Electoral Commission is not planning to do any further counting today or tomorrow.

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