Aussie Election Rivals in Dead Heat

'The closest election in 50 years'
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2010 10:20 AM CDT

(Newser) – The top candidates for Australian prime minister are stuck in a statistical dead heat ahead of tomorrow's federal election. Both hopefuls—Prime Minister Julia Gillard of the Labor party and opposition leader Tony Abbott, who represents a center-right coalition—campaigned through the night to earn an edge. "I think it's too close to call at the moment," a Labor rep tells AFP. "This is really, really tight." (Read more Australia stories.)

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