Shorten concedes

The election is sort of over. Bill Shorten has conceded. The Coalition has 74 seats and projected to get two of the last five. Maybe more than two.

The Senate won’t be known for a few weeks, but is going to be ugly.

This will be a testing time for Malcolm Turnbull. He he was majority Government in his own right. However he has significant discontent on his right and a revitalised Labor which can scent victory in three years.

If he can produce a policy programme that gains widespread support, he may survive. But policies that are agreeable to the Liberal caucus and to the Senate will be hard to find.

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