Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced that a general election (full house, half senate) will be held in Australia on 14 Sept. (Yom Kippur).
The scenario is 75 of 150 House of Reps seats needed for a majority.
The PM's centre-left Australian Labor Party currently governs with 71 seats (+ one Labor independant, two rural independants, one Green, one Tasmanian independant and a renegade Queensland Liberal).
The centre-right Liberal-National coalition, led by Tony Abbott, has 73 (including a Western Australian National).
Australians are set to endure an unusually long six month election c