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The 2016 Australian federal election was a double dissolution election held on Saturday 2 July to elect all 226 members of the 45th Parliament of Australia, after an extended eight-week official campaign period.
The Coalition will require nine additional votes for a Senate majority, an increase of three.
who criticised the major parties for rejecting the standard "recount" method despite supporting it in the past, whereby Senators who would have been elected in a normal half-Senate election are allocated six-year terms. The incumbent Liberal/National Coalition government won 30 seats, a net loss of three − the Coalition lost four Senators, one each from New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia, but gained a Senator in Victoria.
For the first time since federation, the post-election opposition won more seats than the post-election government in the two most populous states, New South Wales and Victoria.
The final outcome in the 76-seat Senate took over four weeks to complete despite significant voting changes.
The number of crossbenchers increased by two to a record 20.