Kevin Rudd won the Prime Ministership with a national swing of 6.35 percent to Labor.
John Howard is likely to lose his seat of Bennelong to Labor’s Maxine McKew.
Tanya Plibersek and Anthony Albanese increased the Labor vote in the safe seats of Sydney and Grayndler.
Malcolm Turnbull held on to the pink seat of Wentworth by just 3.6 percent, but bucked the national trend against the Coalition by increasing his first preference and two party preferred vote.
The Greens increased their nationwide Senate vote to 9.2 percent, gaining an additional two spots, but lost NSW Senator and GLBTI spokeswoman Kerry Nettle, for a net result of five senators.
The Democrats have been wiped from federal politics, receiving just 1.27 percent of the nationwide Senate vote.
Family First’s support fell to less than 2 percent in both houses and failed to pick up additional senators.
Religious Right poster boy and recent Young Liberals president Alex Hawke cruised into the Hills district seat of Mitchell despite a 10 percent swing against him.

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