Can the new Australian government last?
Julia Gillard will remain as Australia's prime minister after winning the backing of two key independent MPs. Can the new government last?
Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott held the balance of power in Australia's lower house after a fellow independent MP backed opposition leader Tony Abbott.
The dramatic announcement ended more than two weeks of political deadlock following an inconclusive election outcome. Ms Gillard's Labor Party now has just a one-seat majority over the Liberal-led coalition.
The BBC's Nick Bryant in Sydney says that with such narrow margins involved, it is going to be quite difficult for her to govern as she wanted to do.
What is your reaction to the outcome? Do you think the new government can survive with such a slim majority? What should be the new government's main priorities?
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