Palaszczuk 'optimistic' that Labor will lead QLD

ANNASTACIA Palaszczuk says she is "optimistic" Labor will lead Queensland before long.

The Opposition leader's comment came as counting in key electorate Maryborough continued.

"Labor remains hopeful and optimistic that we will be able to form government," Ms Palaszczuk said.

Several seats are still in doubt and the Electoral Commission Queensland said Maryborough's could be decided tomorrow TUESDAY.

Maryborough Labor candidate Bruce Saunders said he was hoped to help deliver the 45 ALP seats needed to form government.

"The last count finished around 7:15pm on Saturday night and the independent was knocked out of the race," Mr Saunders told the ABC.

"The preferences of the independent Chris Foley will be counted today and we will see if it catapults me over the LNP member.

"At the moment ... we are quietly confident."

Meanwhile, Bob Katter said his Katter's Australian Party had "no fear" regardless of the outcome.

"We're showing no fear or favour for either side at this stage," he said.

"What we've said is we want to see the policies of both sides on a number of issues."

The LNP has elected Lawrence Springborg as its leader while John-Paul Langbroek is his deputy. - APN NEWSDESK


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