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Tony Abbott wins Australian election

Australia's opposition has crushed the governing Labor party in a general election that has returned the Liberal-National coalition to power for the first time in six years.

Liberal leader Tony Abbott said he looked forward to forming a competent and trustworthy government.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd earlier admitted defeat and said he would not stand again for the Labor leadership.

Yalda Hakim reports from Sydney.

  • 07 Sep 2013
  • From the section Asia
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