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Australia's opposition buoyed by surveys

Opinion polls suggest Tony Abbott, head of Liberal Party, will win upcoming election to become prime minister.

    Saturday is election day in Australia, with opinion polls suggesting that Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's party will lose and the centre-right opposition will take power.

    If the opposition party wins the vote, their leader Tony Abbott would become Australia's next prime minster.

    Abbott's opposition to a government "carbon tax" and an ever-tougher stance towards asylum seekers had put him ahead in opinion polls.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Brisbane.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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