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Scott Morrison flees Kirribilli House after conceding defeat to Anthony Albanese in election

Scott Morrison hid from the cameras the morning after conceding loss to Anthony Albanese.

The outgoing prime minister made a quick escape from Kirribilli House in Sydney in a three-car convoy just before 9am on Sunday.

Morrison got into the car with his wife Jenny, his mother Marion and his mother-in-law Beth Warren before the vehicles drove out the front door without stopping for reporters waiting outside.

Morrison will not only hand over the prime ministerial reins to Albanese, but will also step down as leader of the Liberal Party following his election defeat on Saturday night.

He will give the keys to Kirribilli House to Albanese and he will probably return to his modest three-bedroom house in Port Hacking, in the south of Sydney.

Scott Morrison hid from the cameras the morning after conceding loss to Anthony Albanese.

Scott Morrison hid from the cameras the morning after conceding loss to Anthony Albanese.

The outgoing prime minister made a quick escape from Kirribilli House in Sydney as he continues to reel from his election defeat on Saturday night.

The outgoing prime minister made a quick escape from Kirribilli House in Sydney as he continues to reel from his election defeat on Saturday night.

His mother, Marion, seemed in high spirits when she was seen leaving the facility after staying overnight to comfort her son.

He chatted with the security staff waiting outside the front door.

Mr. Morrison’s wife, Jenny, was seen wearing a pink jacket and blue jeans as she headed straight from the front door to the car parked in the driveway.

Albanese is set to become Australia’s 31st prime minister after winning at least nine Liberal Party seats, but he may still need the support of the Greens and independents to govern.

Speaking alongside his wife Jenny and their two daughters to Liberal worshipers in Sydney on Saturday, Mr Morrison said: ‘Tonight, I have spoken to the Leader of the Opposition and the incoming Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese.

And I have congratulated you on your electoral victory tonight.

“I have always believed in the Australians and their judgment and have always been prepared to accept their verdicts.

“And tonight they have delivered their verdict and I congratulate Anthony Albanese and the Labor Party and wish him and his government all the best.”

Mr. Morrison, a Christian who prays every day, paid tribute to his family, saying: “I still believe in miracles as I always have.”

Morrison's mother, Marion, was seen leaving the facility early Sunday morning after spending the night to comfort her son.

Morrison’s mother, Marion, was seen leaving the facility early Sunday morning after spending the night to comfort her son.

A car pulls up to Kirribilli House Sunday morning after Scott Morrison conceded to Anthony Albanese.

A car pulls up to Kirribilli House Sunday morning after Scott Morrison conceded to Anthony Albanese.

Scott Morrison was nowhere to be seen when his mother Marion mingled with security outside the facility on Sunday.

Scott Morrison was nowhere to be seen when his mother Marion mingled with security outside the facility on Sunday.

“And the greatest miracles, as I said three years ago, were by my side and here they are again tonight with Jenny and my daughters. They are the greatest miracle of my life.

Morrison has said he will step down as Liberal leader at the next party meeting and that Defense Secretary Peter Dutton is the favorite to take over.

A former tourism marketer before moving into politics, Morrison was labeled the “accidental prime minister” in 2018 when his government colleagues chose him to replace then-leader Malcolm Turnbull.

Morrison pulled off a major upset by leading the coalition to victory in a 2019 election that was said to be unwinnable.

Since then, he has been deeply criticized for dragging the chain on climate change and failing to establish the promised integrity and corruption watchdog that oversees national politicians.

Morrison, a Christian who prays every day, paid tribute to his family, saying:

Morrison, a Christian who prays every day, paid tribute to his family, saying, “I still believe in miracles like I always have.”

Mr. Morrison struck a proud and defiant tone as he defended his record and that of his government, focusing on the economy, his administration’s work to prevent refugees from arriving in the country by boat, and bolstering the nation’s defenses.

“We handed over this country as a government in a stronger position than when we inherited it when we came into government (in 2013),” he said on Saturday night.

“Unemployment today is at the lowest level in 48 years,” he said, referring to a rate of 3.9%.

‘Australians coming out of school, coming out of university, getting their trades, they know they have the confidence to be out there and be able to get a job and be able to realize their aspirations, and that’s what I wish for them, that’s what I wish for this country,’ he said.

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