Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has accepted defeat in the country’s election, which was won by Anthony Albanese, leader of the Australian Labor Party, on Saturday, May 21.
On Saturday, Scott Morrison acknowledged defeat, paving the path for his replacement, Australian Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese.
Scott Morrison, the Liberal Party of Australia’s leader, has also decided to step down. This means that a new Leader of the Opposition will be chosen.
“To my colleagues tonight, who have had to deal with very difficult news, and have lost their seats tonight, I as leader take responsibility for the wins and the losses. That is the burden and that is the responsibility of leadership,” Scott Morrison said.
“As a result I will be handing over the leadership at the next party room meeting to ensure the party can be taken forward under new leadership which is the appropriate thing to do. I’ve had the great privilege to lead this great party and lead this great nation. And the reason I have been able to do that is I’ve been supported by so many,” he added.
Anthony Albanese will be the 31st Prime Minister of Australia. He has been a member of the Australian parliament since 1996.