AUSTRALIA: A Second Term for Fraser

Voters provide him with another big majority

For most Australians, the campaign was little more than a distraction from the annual Christmas rush—in part because it seemed to be getting almost as regular. For the fourth time in five years —a pace that left many voters wishing that political leaders would go back to serving out their three-year mandates —the people were being called on to elect a national government. Furthermore, the electorate was doubtful whether the complex economic problems on which the campaign centered could be quickly solved by either of the major candidates, Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser and...

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