NewsCO.com.au – Queensland election: Labor may claim victory today two weeks after voters went to polls

December 7, 2017

Updated

December 08, 2017 08:45:28

Queensland is on the cusp of an official result in its state election, 13 days after voters went to the polls.

The electoral commission has declared the results in 84 of the state’s 93 seats, including some of the closest races in electorates like Maiwar and Townsville.

On the commission’s official count Labor has 44 seats — 47 will give it a majority.

The ABC election computer predicts they will secure 48.

Despite a slim Labor majority being predicted since the day after the poll, LNP leader Tim Nicholls has refused to concede defeat.

That could all change today as the official declaration of seats confirms it is impossible for him to govern, even with an assortment of Greens, Independent, and Katter MPs.

Mr Nicholls spent the week after the election touring the south-east, holding press conferences to keep pressure on the Premier to not break a promise not to form a minority government.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk could make a visit to the Governor as early as this morning.

The two week wait for a result is reminiscent of the long wait after the 2015 election.

When Ms Palaszczuk visited the Governor that time, it was to be invited to form a minority government with the support of an independent.

This time it will be a majority, albeit slim, something Ms Palaszczuk insisted throughout that campaign was the only result she would accept.

Queensland’s 56th Parliament will have one of the most diverse crossbenches in years.

The state has its first elected Greens MP, the Katter’s Australian Party’s ranks expand to three, while One Nation has an MP for the first time since 2009.

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