Australians voted this weekend and it looks like it was such a tight race between the Liberal party (really their conservatives) and the ruling Labour party that it will take days to determine the final vote.
Most Americans, including me, do not know that voting is compulsory in Australia and has been since 1924. Can you imagine the difficulties that would cause here? Seems it would make fraud much easier and lead to an uninformed electorate whimsically determining the course of the nation. More details: here.