Albanese sworn in as Australia's prime minister

Albanese sworn in as Australia's prime minister

Anthony Albanese is sworn in as Australia's Prime Minister by Australian Governor-General David Hurley, right, during a ceremony at Government House in Canberra on May 23, 2022. LUKAS COCH CANBERRA -- Australia's Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese was sworn in on Monday to become the country's 31st prime minister after his victory in Saturday's federal election.

Albanese, along with members of his leadership team, visited the Government House in Canberra on Monday morning, where Governor-General David Hurley officially swore him in as the prime minister.

Albanese Labor Party defeated Scott Morrison and his coalition in the federal election, ending the coalition's hold on power for nearly nine years.

Richard Marles was sworn in as Minister for Employment and Deputy Prime Minister, Penny Wong as Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jim Chalmers as Treasurer and Katy Gallagher as Minister for Finance and Minister for Women and Attorney-General.

Albanese fast-tracked the swearing-in ceremony to allow him and Wong to meet with the leaders of the United States, Japan and India, as well as their foreign ministers, and join a Quadrilateral Security Dialogue the Quad summit with the leaders Tuesday.

Marles will serve as the acting prime minister until Albanese returns.