Australia's conservative leader Tony Abbott was swept into office in a landslide victory over Kevin Rudd.
Abbott, a former boxer, Rhodes scholar and trainee priest, promised to restore political stability, cut taxes and crack down on asylum seekers arriving by boat.
The left-leaning Huffington Post claims liberal Prime Minister Kevin Rudd lost because of “six years of turbulent rule and for failing to maximise the benefits of a now fading mining boom.”
Just maybe voters in Australia just wanted a conservative leading their country much like voters in Norway who also elected a conservative as reported here.
The Australia election report is here.