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Dave Sharma is first Indian-origin lawmaker in Australia parliament


MELBOURNE: Dave Sharma, the Liberal candidate and former Australian ambassador to Israel, has scripted history by becoming the first Indian-origin lawmaker within the country’s Parliament after successful a seat in Sydney suburb within the federal election.
Australian PM Scott Morrison is close to securing a majority govt as the election’s final results are being counted.

His conservative coalition has defied polls and is leading with 77 seats, the Australian Electoral Commission says. Only 76 seats are needed for a majority.


Sharma, 43, defeated unbiased candidate Kerryn Phelps for the japanese suburb seat of Wentworthin district. Sharma, who had misplaced to Phelps in a by-election six months in the past, claimed the seat of Wentworth with 51% of the vote.


“Very humbled by the believe placed in me by the people of Wentworth. Look forward to being a voice for them in Parliament and the birthday celebration room,” Sharma tweeted.


He said the three primary issues he sought after to concentrate on were national safety, feminine staff participation and making sure Australia remains on the top finish of the price chain. Sharma, who used to be Australia’s ambassador to Israel from 2013 to 2017, brushed apart questions as to whether he'll be given a position in Morrison’s new Cabinet




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