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Early Australian election vote count indicates close result

There was no uniform swing in early counting of votes in Australia's election on Saturday, indicating a close result in a tight race that will decide whether Prime Minister Scott Morrison's conservative government can defy odds and rule for a fourth three-year term.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison gestures during a press conference after voting in his electorate of Cook in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, May 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)