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AustraliaAnthony Albanese to become Labor's new leader unopposed following shock federal election loss

04:30  27 may  2019
04:30  27 may  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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Labor ’ s aspiring new leader Anthony Albanese has hit back at comments he’s “too left wing” to win over Australians after his party’s shocking election loss . Anthony Albanese set to be elected Labor leader unopposed .

Anthony Albanese is set to become the new Labor leader , with Queensland MPJim Chalmers pulling out of the race. Mr Chalmers, the shadow finance "And if I did win, the extra responsibilities of leadership would make it much harder to do my bit at home while the youngest of our three little kids

Anthony Albanese to become Labor's new leader unopposed following shock federal election loss© Matt Roberts Anthony Albanese takes the Labor leadership six years after his first attempt. Labor leader-elect Anthony Albanese will this week become the official Opposition Leader after an uncontested leadership ballot.

Mr Albanese will now select a frontbench to lead Labor in Opposition Federal Caucus will meet later this week in Canberra to confirm the long-term frontbencher as its new leader and decide who will serve as his deputy.

At least four other candidates considered a tilt for Labor's leadership, but none officially put themselves forward when nominations closed at 10:00am.

Anthony Albanese could be named Labor leader on Monday after Jim Chalmers pulls out of race

Anthony Albanese could be named Labor leader on Monday after Jim Chalmers pulls out of race Queensland MP Jim Chalmers has declared he will not run for the Labor leadership. How To Get A Home Loan With 5% Deposit Find out more on Finder Ad Finder.com.au Mr Chalmers wrote on Twitter that he had given the possibility very careful consideration, but had decided against it. "I spoke to Anthony Albanese this morning and told him I will enthusiastically support him and work tirelessly with our team to give Australians the Labor government they need and deserve at the next opportunity.

Anthony Albanese is set to become the new Labor leader , as he urged party members not to despair about the surprise federal election loss on Saturday. Queensland MP Jim Chalmers pulled out of the contest to replace Bill Shorten, leaving Mr Albanese a free run at the top job. "I want to work with Jim

Anthony Albanese is so far unopposed in his bid to become federal Labor leader , but the race is on to be his deputy and fill out the shadow cabinet. Albanese and Shorten (AAP). Mr Shorten has remained mainly quiet since Saturday' s shock election loss but he sent out a note to supporters

Mr Albanese, on Twitter, thanked his Labor colleagues and the party's members for supporting him.

"Together we can return our great party to government in three years [sic] time," he tweeted.

Deputy leader Tanya Plibersek considered running for the top job but opted against it, saying "now is not my time".

She is unlikely to remain as the deputy because she sits in the same left faction as Mr Albanese and has a neighbouring electorate to him in Sydney.

Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen announced his candidacy only to withdraw it the next day after it became clear he would not be able to win.

Victorian right faction MP Richard Marles, Labor's defence spokesman under Mr Shorten, is likely to become the new deputy leader.

Fellow Victorian right MP Clare O'Neil was interested in the role but yesterday made way for Mr Marles.

She said her colleagues gave her "respectful" and "honest" feedback, and that it was not the right time for her to become deputy leader.

Finance spokesman and election campaign spokesman Jim Chalmers considered running for both the leader and deputy roles but decided against seeking either role.

Mr Albanese will hold a press conference at midday.

More to come.

Anthony Albanese and Richard Marles take over Labor leadership following election loss.
A new-look federal Labor has taken shape with the ALP caucus endorsing its leadership for the next three years in the political wilderness. The factional bosses determined the makeup of the leadership, with NSW MP Anthony Albanese the leader and Victorian MP Richard Marles the deputy. Both were unopposed in ballots to determine the top jobs. The two men will be joined by senators Penny Wong and Kristina Keneally in the other two leadership positions. Until this morning, Labor was facing the prospect of having three men in its four senior leadership roles.

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