Australian federal election, 2010
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200712 June 2010 2013

All 150 seats in the Australian House of Representatives
76 seats were needed for a majority in the House
40 (of the 76) seats in the Australian Senate
First party Second party
Jenny Macklin Speech Costello
Leader Jenny Macklin Peter Costello
Party Labor Liberal/National Coalition
Leader since 14 December 2008 1 January 2009
Leader's seat Jagajaga Higgins
Last election 57 seats 91 seats
Seats won 86 seats 55 seats
Seat change Green Arrow Up29 Red Arrow Down36
Popular vote 6,606,739 5,795,624
Percentage 53.27% 46.73%
Swing Green Arrow Up5.75 Red Arrow Down5.75

Prime Minister before election

Peter Costello
Liberal/National Coalition

Elected Prime Minister

Jenny Macklin

A federal election was held on Saturday, 12 June 2010 to determine the members of the 43rd Parliament of Australia. The opposition centre-left Australian Labor Party led by Jenny Macklin and deputy leader Stephen Smith won against the incumbent Liberal/National Coalition led by Prime Minister of Australia Peter Costello following one of the largest electoral swings in modern Australian history.

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