Personality key in Australia poll

Parliamentary election run-up sees tight race and focus on personalities over policies.

    Opinion polls in Australia are pointing to a tight race between the two main parties in Saturday's parliamentary elections.

    Much of the campaign has been about the candidates' personalities rather than their policies.

    Julia Gillard - Australia's first female prime minister and an unmarried atheist - is up against a conservative Christian opponent nicknamed the "Mad Monk".

    Dan Nolan reports from Sydney.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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