Australian Federal Election, 2062 (The Realignment)

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Australian federal election, 2062

20599 September 2062 2064

All 162 seats in the Australian House of Representatives

and all 96 seats in the Australian Senate 

First party Second party
Andrew Burges (The Realignment)
Jim McGovern
Leader Andrew Burges Anthony Shortland
Party Australian Nationalist Democratic
Leader since 29 January 2037 16 May 2062
Leader's seat Cowper Bass
Last election 97 seats 28 seats
Seats won 63 seats 40 seats
Seat change -34 +12
Popular vote 6,615,260 5,980,403

Third party Fourth party
Lawrence Springborg
Catherine Ashton
Leader Mark Yabsley Mackenzie Van Houte
Party Progressive Labor
Leader since 10 February 2053 18 August 2049
Leader's seat Abbott Jagajaga
Last election 22 seats 3 seats
Seats won 25 seats 10 seats
Seat change +3 +7
Popular vote 2,084,222 1,433,217

Federal election for the parliament of Australia was held on Saturday 9 September 2062 to decide the members of the 2062-2064 members of the Australian Parliament. The incumbent Nationalist party, led by the long time incumbent Andrew Burges, won their ninth successive electoral victory, a record for any party in the nation's history.

The 2062 election is often called a realigning election by many political observers, as it oversaw a number of changes that would ultimately change the nature of politics in Australia. Firstly, the Nationalists were stripped down to their lowest number of seats in the lower house since 2045, and would never reach the same pre-2062 levels again.

Secondly, it saw to the rise of a more fractured, but multi-party system within both the Senate, and House of Representatives, and for one of only a few times during the Nationalist rule in Australia, the opposition parties outnumbered the incumbent's, especially in the Senate, where the parties often allied in blocking supply to the Nationalists, which ultimately resulted in the highly contentious 2064 dissolution election.

Finally, the election saw the split of the decade long coalition between the Democratic and Progressive parties, the latter of which refused to remain in the alliance after the Democrats forced out their head Donald Turnbull, and replace him with the more conservative Anthony Shortland. According to Andrew Burges' successor, Russell Brown, if it wasn't for "leadership disputes, interparty rivalries, and ideological differences", the incumbent government would have been forced out of power.

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