With 78% of the votes counted, both the ruling Australian Labour Party (70 seats) and the opposition Liberal-National Coalition (72 seats) began looking at the possibility of a hung Parliament, the first in 70 years.
The Australia House of Representatives has 150 members, and the magic number for a decisive majority is at least 76 seats.
Both current Prime Minister Julia Gillard and challenger Tony Abbott will now have to court the support of four independent MPs and one Greens party member in the House of Representatives, a process that could take days to finalise.
Kinda makes me wish Singapore politics was that exciting! 🙄2010-08-22