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Coalition's miracle win in Australia elections due to focused campaign

Newspapers in Melbourne displaying the victory of Australia's coalition government after they clung to power in a general election they were expected to lose.PHOTO: AFP

SYDNEY - Two days before Australia's election, a betting agency was so confident of the result that it began paying out more than A$1.3 million (S$1.2 million) to those who had bet on a victory for the Labor party.

The agency, Sportsbet, could be forgiven for its mistake.

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