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John Howard Concedes Defeat In 1987 Federal Election

This video shows Opposition Leader John Howard conceding defeat in the 1987 federal election.

Prime Minister Bob Hawke called the early double dissolution election on the back of a disruptive campaign by the Queensland Premier, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen. Facing a split coalition, Hawke suffered a small swing against the ALP but increased his majority in the House of Representatives.

Howard was replaced as Liberal leader by his predecessor, Andrew Peacock, in 1989. Howard returned to the leadership in 1995. He went on to win the 1996 election and served as prime minister until 2007.

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