The Canberra Times reports that it’s razor thin in the race for the final Molonglo seat.
- The Liberals and Greens are fighting for the seat and ACT Electoral Commission figures issued last night show the Liberal lead has shrunk by 139 votes…
The preference count includes the distribution of about 23 per cent of votes cast in Molonglo. They include the electronic pre-poll and election-day votes, as well as those cast in Amaroo, Aranda and Ainslie North.
The pre-poll votes were already known, so it’s bad news for the Liberals that the regular poll vote (where the rest of the count is coming from) has whittled their lead.
Having said that it’s dangerous to read too much into such small numbers. One can also speculate that Aranda and Ainslie are fertile Green territory.
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Meanwhile Mr Stanhope is trying to play it cool saying he wants costings of Green demands before he decides if being in Government with them is worth the effort.
The CT also reports that the Greens are holding out to know if they’ve got the fourth seat before they decide on their own leadership.