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    What is "to win"?

    Australia just finished the vote, and as I read through the news, I found the below:

    "More than 15 million Australians will cast their votes in the 2016 federal election as major parties race to be the first to claim the 76 lower house seats needed to form government.

    Coalition - 67 Labor - 65 Greens - 1 Other - 4 TO WIN - 76"Does anyone know what "to win" means here? thanks!

    the original article is here:
    https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/31967967...nd-neck/#page1
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    Re: What is "to win"?

    Seventy-six seats make up a majority in the lower house of the Australian parliament, so a party which gets 76 seats will win the election.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: What is "to win"?

    That's right, there are 150 seats. That means that, along with seats already mentioned, there are 13 still undecided. Either the Liberal/National Coalition or Labor will form government, but unless they win 9 or 11 seats respectively of those 13, they will need to make a deal with the minor parties and independents to form a minority government - a woeful result.
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