澳大利亚独立议员将权力交给总理吉拉德 Independents Hand Power to Australian PM Gillard

07 September, 2010

澳大利亚总理吉拉德星期二说,她的中间偏左工党准备执政。在此之前,工党以一席的微弱多数席位而保留执政权。

吉拉德女士对媒体表示,鉴于选票如此接近,她认为澳大利亚人民希望政府能够在国家利益上找到一个共同立场。

由于3名独立议员中的2名宣布支持总理吉拉德,澳大利亚两周以来的政局不确定性星期二终告结束。

独立议员温莎和奥克肖特表示,他们会支持中间偏左的工党。星期二早些时候,独立议员凯特宣布支持保守的反对党,即自由党。

奥克肖特在一个新闻发布会上说,在双方之间作出选择是很困难的。

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Tuesday her center-left Labor party is ready to govern, after retaining power by a tiny, one-seat majority.

Ms. Gillard told reporters that, given the closeness of the vote, she believes the Australian people want the government to find a common ground in the national interest.
 
Two weeks of political uncertainly in Australia came to an end Tuesday, with two of three independent members of parliament announcing their support for the prime minister.
 
Independents Tony Windsor and Robb Oakeshott said they will support the center-left Labor party. Earlier in the day, independent Bob Katter threw his support behind the opposition conservative party - called the Liberal Party.
 
Oakeshott said at a news conference that it was difficult to choose between the side.