Australia's prime minister said on Sunday that his conservative coalition government was re-elected for a second three-year term, after a chaotic national election that left the country in a state of political paralysis for more than a week while officials scrambled to sort out who had won the tight race.
Labor leader Bill Shorten said on Sunday that he expected the Coalition to keep the promises it made to the Australian people during the election campaign, but that Labor would stand up for Medicare, make sure schools are properly funded and give priority to Australian jobs.
Parties need to hold at least 76 seats in the 150-seat House of Representatives in order to form a majority government.
"It is a precondition for Mr Turnbull forming a government that he concludes a Coalition agreement with the National Party, that the National Party ticks off on Mr Turnbull's government, but it is important these arrangements are not secret".
"That's aspiration one, two, three, four, five and six".
"It is vital that this parliament works", Turnbull said, adding that Australia faced numerous challenges including a rocky transition away from a dependence on mining-driven growth.
Multimillionaire former banker and lawyer Malcolm Turnbull has clung to power in Australia, but the tech-savvy grandfather dubbed "Mr Harbourside Mansion" won only a begrudging victory with voters.
While the vote counting is still not *quite* complete, Bill Shortenconceded defeat earlier today.
The focus will now turn to the likely make-up of the upper house, where Turnbull will have to negotiate with disparate independents and minor parties to pass savings measures.
Shorten thanked Australians who voted Labor, some for the first time.
According to ABC News Australia's count, the Coalition has won 74 seats and Labor 66, with five still undecided.
Speaking in Melbourne on Monday, Mr Shorten said it was critical the new government "gets off on the right foot".
Industry Minister Christopher Pyne has condemned MPs speaking out against Malcolm Turnbull's authority after the Coalition's electoral collapse, saying anonymous quotes about the Prime Minister's leadership were cowardly. Badges with the slogan "I Miss Malcolm" were a common sight throughout the campaign - a nod to the fact that many people didn't know what Turnbull, once a passionate advocate of Australia cutting its ties with the British monarchy, tackling climate change and allowing same-sex marriage, stood for.
Labor regained power in 2007, electing Kevin Rudd the country's prime minister after 11 years of conservative rule.