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Palaszczuk tells supporters result may take "a few days"

Ms Palaszczuk said Saturday night’s result sent a clear message; that Queenslanders did not want their assets sold.
Ms Palaszczuk said Saturday night’s result sent a clear message; that Queenslanders did not want their assets sold. Pamela Frost

OPPOSITION Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk says it will probably take at least a few days before the final election result is known, but she  remains hopeful.

Ms Palaszczuk was in the Morayfield electorate at lunch time today, addressing Labor party members and supporters at a community celebratory campaign barbecue.

"We all know that counting is still underway," she said.

"We're still hopeful. We're optimistic.'

"But we still have a couple of days until we probably will know the final result."

Annastacia Palaszczuk spoke with supporters at Morayfield, expressing that it could take
Annastacia Palaszczuk spoke with supporters at Morayfield, expressing that it could take "a few days" before a final election result is known. Pamela Frost

She said Saturday night's result sent a clear message; that Queenslanders did not want their assets sold.

Ms Palaszczuk also drew on speculation of who would take leadership of the LNP now that Campbell Newman is no longer in politics.

"And what is clear it doesn't matter who leads the LNP - whether it's Tim  Nicholls, whether it's Scott Emerson, whether it's Lawrence Springborg, whether it's Jeff Seeney. They want to sell your assets."

Mr Newman Tweeted earlier today saying he'd spoken to Ms Palaszczuk and would take on the role of caretaker until a result is fully known.

Three seats remain in doubt, including Mansfield, Maryborough and Whitsundays. With about 71% of votes counted so far, Labor is leading the way for the first two while the LNP is leading in the Whitsundays.

Topics:  Annastacia Palaszczuk morayfield queensland election 2015


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