Albanese is elected Prime Minister of Australia

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Australian Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese has been elected Prime Minister of Australia.

On this occasion, Labor, Scott Morrison, upon arriving at the headquarters of his party, accepted the defeat and congratulated Albanese on the victory.

This has been a time of great unrest. "It's important that our nation recovers from the disruption," Morrison congratulated Albanese.

Albanese served as minister in the previous Labor government under Prime Ministers Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard, before taking over Labor leadership after the party's last defeat in the 2019 elections.

Instead of a policy contest, these elections focused on the character of the leaders. Morrison was deeply disliked by voters and seemed to admit during the last week of the campaign that he had been a "bulldozer". That is why he congratulated Albanese.

But in addition, Labor may need the support of the Greens and independents to form the government with 76 seats needed, as it currently has only 73 seats.

Albanese was born in Sydney. He is the son of Carlo Albanese and Maryanne Ellery. His mother was an Australian of Irish descent, while his father was from Barletta, Italy, a city in southeastern Italy where a large number of Arbëresh live. In the municipality of Apulia, in the region of which Barletta is a part, according to current data, there live 22,733 Arbëresh.

Also, Albanese is an Italian adjective meaning "Albanian" and refers to the Arbëresh (Italian-Albanian) people of southern Italy. The surname is most used in southern Italy, but less common in other parts of Italy.21Media