With just over three years to go until the federal election, the news that the Liberal Party is set to become the first Australian party to win the presidency of the United States has caused quite the stir.
In a year when politics has become synonymous with the “Trump effect”, it is no surprise that there are a number of former Liberal Party members who are hoping to be elected.
But how exactly will the election unfold?
Here are the key issues facing the Liberal party in 2019.
Key issues: The Liberals will be the first party to lead the United State since the establishment of the US presidency in 1953.
The party is set for a strong showing in the election, especially in Queensland and Western Australia.
The seat of Cairns is seen as the most important seat in the state, and if the Liberals can pull it off, the party will have a strong mandate.
But the party also faces an uphill battle in South Australia, which has been a stronghold of the Liberal government.
The Liberal Party will also be in trouble in Victoria, where it lost a seat in 2018 to the Greens, while in Western Australia it will face a tough challenge in Victoria’s outer north, where Labor is the largest party.
The election has been dubbed “the man from The Streets”, as former Liberal MP and then state Liberal leader John Hirst has campaigned on his experience of working in the streets of Sydney.
The man from New York has also campaigned for his own party in the United Kingdom, and has said he is not “sending a message of peace”.
He has also made a number toasts to former President Donald Trump, and said he was a “good friend” of the president.
The Man from The Stands has campaigned for the Liberal leadership for years, and says he is a “great” friend to the president, and is excited about the election result.
The Liberals are not the only party in trouble: Labor has lost several seats in Western Australian, Queensland and Victoria.
The Queensland Greens have also lost seats in Queensland, but have not ruled out seeking another federal election if the Labor Party does not win a majority in the Lower House.
But if the Liberal-National Coalition loses Queensland and Queensland’s largest state seat, Victoria, then the party could face an even bigger challenge than before.
In the Victorian seat of South Australia’s Sunshine Coast, the Liberal’s former deputy leader, Tim Swann, has ruled out running in 2019 and will instead campaign as an independent.
The seat has been represented by the Liberals since 1999.
The state’s largest city, Perth, will be a key battleground in the 2019 election.
With the Liberal candidate running against the Greens’ Peter Tatchell, the seat will be important in the campaign, with the Liberal candidates hoping to win a comfortable majority.
A number of Liberals have been elected to local councils in Victoria in recent years, but the Liberal vote has been declining for a number and is now considered “unwanted” by local residents.
The federal election is expected to be held on September 22.