Why Pankaj Mishra Sees Liberalism Clearly

Liberalism

The newly-fashioned Palmer United Party (PUP) contested in all one hundred fifty seats gaining 5.5 per cent of the vote and one seat within the House of Representatives. This gave the Greens nine seats in the new Senate and the stability of power. The DLP changed the Family First Party by selecting up the last Senate seat in Victoria, the DLP’s first senator since 1970. Under the management of Kevin Rudd, the Labor Party was returned to office for the primary time since 1996, with its second-lowest profitable first preference tally (43.4 per cent). Labor received eighty three seats, the Liberal Party received 55 and the Nationals secured ten.

The Australian House of Representatives has 151 members, every elected for a flexible term of workplace not exceeding 3 years, to characterize a single electoral division, generally known as an electorate or seat. Voting within each voters utilises the moment-runoff system … Read More