Share this story
Close X
Switch to Desktop Site

Australian leader sets snap election in March

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser called a snap election for March 5, accusing labor unions and the opposition Labor Party of attempting to wreck his economic plans.

The three-year term of Mr. Fraser's Liberal-National Party coalition was due to end in October. Just before the Fraser announcement Thursday, Labor Party leader William Hayden said he was stepping down.

About these ads

Follow Stories Like This
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.