Australia is heading to a national vote on May 21 with the center-right Liberal National coalition government campaigning for a fourth term in office after grappling with a pandemic and a slew of climate change-related disasters.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is hoping to woo voters with an economy that’s looking strong as the government seeks a come-from-behind win off a narrative of solid economic management. However the opposition Labor Party, led by Anthony Albanese, is currently far ahead in opinion polling.

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