Election day is now less than two weeks away and we’re in the midst of a political battle to decide the next President of Australia.
This election will also determine the fate of Australia’s membership of the United Nations Security Council.
In 2018, Australians voted overwhelmingly to stay in the Commonwealth.
This year, however, there is no clear indication that this will happen, with Labor and the Greens both suggesting that a vote to leave is the better option.
This is because the next Federal Government is expected to be made up of four independent MPs, while the Coalition is expected in 2019 to be led by a Prime Minister who is a Liberal, with no majority on the House of Representatives.
What’s the next election?
The election is due to be held in two phases.
Phase one will run from May 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020, and the election will be conducted under the Electoral Act 1901.
Phase two will be held on July 6, 2020.
Phase three will be on August 2, 2020 – the same date as the previous election.
How will the election be conducted?
There are three phases of the election, each lasting for four weeks.
Each phase of the vote is conducted in a different way and will be different in the ways in which votes are counted.
For example, the election campaign will be based around a range of issues, such as the economy, the health and safety of our communities, and issues affecting our security and defence capabilities.
These issues will be debated and discussed throughout the campaign and will include the Coalition’s position on the Keystone XL pipeline, the Government’s proposed climate change legislation and the NBN rollout.
During phase two, a candidate will be elected by the community in their electorate.
The Coalition is likely to lead in the election.
Phase 3 will be a two-stage vote.
The first phase will run until September 15, 2020 and will consist of a series of local and national polling booths.
During the second phase, a second candidate will also be elected.
This will be done through a vote-counting process in each of the local and regional polling booths in each electorate.
This process is similar to the one conducted in the previous federal election.
The result of this vote will be recorded and released by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in the week immediately after the election is held.
Who will win?
The Coalition will win the election by a comfortable margin, but the Liberal Party is likely a distant third with less than 20 per cent of the total vote.
However, the Greens are expected to take the lead in both the local election and the national poll and will win their seats by an average of over 10 points in most electorates.
Who are the key players in the next federal election?
For the first time in Australian political history, there will be no Liberal or Labor Party leader.
Instead, a new Prime Minister will be chosen in the new year and the Coalition will have a new leader for the next four years.
In 2019, the Federal Government will have two independent MPs – a Liberal and a Labor – in a process which will continue for the rest of the Parliament.
The election campaign itself will be largely conducted by the Coalition, with the Labor Party expected to have a majority in the House.
This means that the Government is likely be led at the national level by a Liberal Prime Minister.
The Labor Party will also have a strong presence in the Parliament, with their candidate for leader likely to win a number of seats in the National Assembly.
However the Nationals will likely take the most seats, with only three MPs representing them in the national Parliament.
In 2020, the Australian Capital Territory will hold a vote for the seat of the Northern Territory at the next general election, with a number, which will determine the outcome of the next Senate election.
What is the next elections?
This election, in 2020, will be Australia’s first federal election since 1918, and will mark the end of the federal Liberal Party’s mandate as the Government of the day.
The Liberals won their seats at the 2019 federal election and have been in power since the early 1970s.
The Liberal Party has held power for almost three decades and has won more than 50 per cent in national and state elections.
What does the 2019 election mean for the future?
The next Federal election will see the Federal Parliament and the Senate return to a majority.
In 2021, the Prime Minister’s office will also hold a national election for the first Australian Labor Party seat in the Lower House of Parliament.
This seat will be contested by a number a potential Labor candidates and will determine whether Labor retains the balance of power in the Senate or the Coalition wins a significant number of votes in the Upper House of the House with the support of at least two independents.
The Senate is likely also to remain in Government, with support for the Coalition likely to be the highest it has been since 2001.
What happens if the Coalition loses the election?
In 2021 and 2022, there are no changes to the federal or state legislative