The swearing-in ceremony was held at the office of Australia’s Governor-General, David Hurley, in Canberra.
At the ceremony, Albanese was sworn into office as the country’s 31st prime minister.
Alongside Albanese, Richard Marles was sworn in as deputy prime minister, Penny Wong as secretary of state, and Katy Gallagher and Jim Chalmers as finance minister.
Meanwhile, Wong became the country’s first foreign minister born abroad.
On the other hand, according to the news in the country’s press, the vote counting continues. 72 percent of the votes cast in the election were counted.
It would take 76 seats to win a majority in the Australian Parliament, while the Labor Party has so far won 74.
“AUSTRALIANS VOTED FOR CHANGE”
“Australians voted for change,” Albanese said at a press conference after the swearing-in ceremony. said. Noting that they intend to implement the change regularly, Albanese promised to bring the people together.
Referring to the country’s relations with China, Albanese emphasized that relations with China are “difficult”, but that Australia’s values should always be defended.
Referring to his visit to Japan, Albanese stated that he would return in two days.
Albanese stated that they will begin to implement the agenda on climate change and health issues supported by the Australians.
Stating that US President Joe Biden called him, Albanese stated that the speech was “quite productive and positive”.
ALBANESE GOING TO JAPAN WILL MEET WITH BIDEN, KISDA AND MODI HERE
Prime Minister Albanese and Foreign Minister Penny Wong then set off for Tokyo, the capital of Japan. Albanese will meet with US President Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Albanese is also expected to hold bilateral meetings with the said leaders.
Australian voters went to the polls on 21 May to determine the 47th government to rule the country for three years.
The Labor Party won its first election victory since 2007.
ALBANESE, THE NEW LEADER OF AUSTRALIA
Anthony Albanese, 59, is known for leading the opposition in Australia since 2019.
Albanese, who has fought to overthrow the conservative government in power since 2013, is among the longest-serving politicians in the country.
Albanese is also known for his passion for rugby, while standing out for his advocacy policy of the free healthcare system.
The experienced politician, who has been working at various levels of the Labor Party since his 20s, has been serving his country as a member of parliament for about 25 years.
Albanese served as transport and infrastructure minister in 2007 and deputy prime minister in 2013 under the Labor Party led by Kevin Rudd.