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Hung Parliament now a real risk for Queensland

Queensland's would-be Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk with Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten
Queensland's would-be Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk with Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten Rob Williams

QUEENSLAND faces days of uncertainty with neither major party looking like picking up enough seats to win outright.

At last count on Sunday, Labor was expected to win 43 seats in the state's 89-member parliament, with the incumbent LNP retaining 39 seats.

Potential soon to be Premier, Annastascia Palaszczuk speaking to ALP supporters and media the day after the Queensland election in Burpengary.

But four seats, Whitsundays, Maryborough, Mansfield and Glass House remained in play.

Of those, three were expected to remain with the LNP with Labor's Bruce Saunders expected to limp across the line in Maryborough thanks to preferences.

But with 45 seats needed for a majority Labor was projected to fall one seat short. 

Read more at Brisbane Times

 

Topics:  Annastacia Palaszczuk politics queensland election 2015


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