Australia's Albanese: a pragmatist who promises unity


Anthony Albanese, leader of Australia's Labor Party, addresses supporters after incumbent Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Scott Morrison conceded defeat in the country's general election, in Sydney, Australia May 21, 2022. REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

SYDNEY (Reuters) -Anthony Albanese, who becomes Australia's prime minister on Monday, is a pragmatic leader from a working-class background who has pledged to end divisions in the country.

"I do want to change the country. I want to change the way that politics operates in this country," the Labor Party leader said on Sunday morning as he set about preparing to replace nine years of conservative government after Saturday's election win.

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