Election blame

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull accepts election blame

Counting continued on Tuesday and the race remains too close to call.

Mr Turnbull said he remained confident he could get the seats necessary to form a majority government.

His office denied accusations made by opposition leader Bill Shorten that he planned to hold a snap election in the wake of an unclear result.

Australia faces the prospect of a "hung parliament" if neither of the two main parties reaches the 76-seat quota.

With almost 80% of the vote counted, 10 seats remain in doubt, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corp.'s (ABC) analysis.