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In Australian election, discontent is the front-runner

Australian voters hold the leaders of both establishment parties in disdain, with polls showing Mr Shorten (left) and Mr Turnbull (right) heading into the election on Saturday with historically low support.


AUSTRALIA has burned through six prime ministers in the last nine years, a pattern that its current leader, Malcolm Turnbull, hoped to break by dissolving Parliament and calling an election for this weekend.

But his plan to win a stronger mandate has collided with forces not