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Australian election too close to call

Polls show coalition, Labor in dead heat; minor parties may emerge as power brokers

TENUOUS GRIP ON POWER: Mr Turnbull's coalition is facing a strong challenge from Labor, independents and minor parties.


AUSTRALIA braced for an election that was too close to call on Friday, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull warning of economic chaos if his gamble on an early poll backfires and leaves him without the outright majority that he needs to enact major reforms.

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