Australia’s Labor prime minister Julia Gillard has clung onto power after securing the support of two independent MPs to form a government.
She called an election in August that resulted in Labor losing its majority, and left the country with a hung parliament.
Now Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott have decided to back Gillard, giving Labor a single vote majority in the 150 seat house in Canberra.
The liberal-led coalition also fell short of a majority after the election, putting three independents at the centre of weeks of horsetrading.
It is the first time Australia has had a minority government for 70 years.