In the United States, Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United State and for Australians, it was a shock.
In Australia, the first major election since the Howard government’s return to power in 1992 was held in less than two weeks and in the midst of a period of unprecedented global instability, a political power struggle that was already well under way between two governments in Canberra and the nation’s two major political parties.
The political establishment in Australia was split, with the Liberal Party still in power and the Coalition government in turmoil, and in a country where, during the Howard era, the political parties were always considered far more powerful than the opposition parties.
However, for Australians who supported the Coalition, this shock election was the beginning of a new era, as the ALP was to emerge from a period in which it had failed to take back the seat of the ALP in the last federal election.
With the result, the Coalition now had an electoral advantage in the House of Representatives, but a majority was still needed in the Senate to achieve its goals.
Australia’s political class was still reeling from the Howard Government’s failures, and it was clear that things were going to get worse.
The Coalition had won more than 50 per cent of the vote in the first election in 1992, but it had to fight the ALP to win back the Senate.
It was in that Senate election, held in September 1993, that the ALP finally emerged from the shadow of the Howard governments, winning an unprecedented majority of 12 seats.
The Coalition took a victory lap, claiming to be a more stable government than the Howard Labor Government, but the public didn’t buy it.
In the end, Labor won just eight seats, and the election was marred by a number of controversies.
One of the most damaging allegations was the involvement of the Liberal National Party, which had been involved in a number a scandals in the Howard years, including the purchase of political advertising by a foreign firm, the use of a false identity to try to influence the 1992 federal election, and involvement in a criminal investigation into a member of the Coalition party.
For the Coalition and its leader, Kevin Rudd, this was a significant victory, as Labor had won an election with a large majority.
The next election would see a further major change, as a majority Labor Government would take the Coalition into a period known as the Howard Coalition Government.
This period would see the Howard administration’s efforts to reduce Australia’s budget deficit, to cut government spending, to raise taxes and increase regulation take a toll on the economy.
While the Coalition enjoyed a majority, it struggled to deliver on many of its promises.
The budget deficit was significantly higher than it had been during the previous year, and Australia was also hit by the global financial crisis.
However, the economic pain was not the only negative aspect of the election.
The Federal Government was facing a massive budget deficit of $200 billion and had to find ways to pay for it.
Australia’s political system was at its most fragile in the 1990s, as it was facing the threat of a serious financial meltdown.
What happens next?
In an election where Labor and the Liberal Parties had both won the popular vote, the result was not expected to be very good.
The Howard government had been re-elected, and after a tumultuous period in the 1980s, the Howard-era Labor government was returning to power.
Even after two elections in less time than it takes to blink in an apple, the election result had a lot of implications for Australia’s politics.
Since then, the two major parties have fought in the Federal Parliament, and since the Coalition was in power, the Federal Government has been embroiled in the largest financial scandal in Australian history.
As a result of this, the public was beginning to see the results of the elections in terms of a lot more than just the results for the Australian electoral system.
So what next?
The next federal election will be held on December 12, 2022, and as with all elections in Australia, there is going to be an enormous amount of uncertainty in terms as to what the outcome will be.
But for the moment, the Australian political system is still in the process of rebuilding.
The Liberals have a strong chance of holding onto their majority in the upper house, but Labor is in a much better position than it was in the past.
And while the Federal government will still be in power at the end of the day, the major parties will need to work together to build a new majority government.
To understand how the Australian electorate feels about these election results, you need to look at the political climate in the country at the time.
Before the election, there were no polls showing that a majority of the Australian public supported either the Liberals or the Coalition.
When the Howard election was called, it seemed like the result would be close to a tie.
However by the end to