Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, downtown, embraces his daughters Lily, right and Abbey, after his opponents admitted defeat in the federal elections in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, May 1
9, 2019. Australia's ruling conservative coalition, led by Morrison, won a surprise victory in the nation's general elections, dropped opinion polls that had tipped the center-left opposition party to remove it from power and promised an end to the national door's leading door. (AP Photo / Rick Rycroft)
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, second left, arrives at the scene to talk to party breeders flanked by his wife Jenny, left and daughters Lily and Abbey, just after his opponents admitted in the federal elections in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, 19 May 2019. Australia's ruling conservative coalition, led by Morrison, won a surprise victory in the nation's general election, defying polls that had tipped the center-left opposition party to abolish it from power and pledge an end to national leader's rotation door. (AP Photo / Rick Rycroft)
SYDNEY – Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thanked "all the Australians" for returning their conservative coalition to power in a shock election result and has promised to go straight back to work. 19659008] While the opposition's left party had been tipped to win – both in opinion polls and odds-makers – the coalition has gone to victory, probably with increased representation.
Speaking after a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump on Sunday morning, 51-year-old Morrison says he is grateful to live in "the world's largest country" and thank the Australians for re-election.
He says he will start forming his new government on Monday.
Meanwhile, work begins to look for a new leader after Bill Shorten has resigned after six years as a party leader.