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Election result shift, 8/8/1 a possibility?

By johnboy - 22 October 2012 179

The ABC’s Antony Green has some updated numbers on the possible election outcome.

He’s seeing a chance of Labor getting three seats in Ginninderra at the expense of the Greens’ Meredith Hunter.

This would give us an 8 Labor, 8 Liberal, 1 Green assembly.

With only 84% of the vote counted and little serious preference information we maintain it’s far too early to be calling these close final positions.

And much too early to be horse trading.

What’s Your opinion?


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179 Responses to
Election result shift, 8/8/1 a possibility?
tuco 7:24 pm 22 Oct 12

PantsMan said :

Stop bloody counting and let’s start looting!

Kent Brockman: Hordes of panicky people seem to be evacuating the town for some unknown reason. Professor, without knowing precisely what the danger is, would you say it’s time for our viewers to crack each other’s heads open and feast on the goo inside?
Professor: Yes I would, Kent.

How_Canberran 7:10 pm 22 Oct 12

Riveting stuff, this!
Who really cares about what is essentially a local council election?

As long as my bins are emptied on time and the magpies swoop at regular intervals.

How Canberran.

PantsMan 7:04 pm 22 Oct 12

Stop bloody counting and let’s start looting!

miz 7:02 pm 22 Oct 12

Seems crazy that one MLA could effectively run the show.
IMHO they should remain cross-bench.

c_c™ 6:48 pm 22 Oct 12

wildturkeycanoe said :

So, we are saying that Greens have crashed and burned in the election, yet they may have supreme power to control all that goes on? This is the worst system ever.

Could be worst. NSW is at the mercy of the shooters and Fred Nile. It’s a fact that in system that has two dominant parties, you will end up with hinge parties that can often achieve influence far beyond their mere numbers.

wildturkeycanoe 6:44 pm 22 Oct 12

So, we are saying that Greens have crashed and burned in the election, yet they may have supreme power to control all that goes on? This is the worst system ever.

johnboy 6:43 pm 22 Oct 12

It would be bloody ironic if Caroline Le Couteur, long thought the green most vulnerable, were to end up being the last one standing.

milkman 6:06 pm 22 Oct 12

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Number of seats needed by The Greens to control the Assembly: 1
Number of seats held by The Greens: 1

It definitely makes for interesting times.

Woody Mann-Caruso 5:59 pm 22 Oct 12

Number of seats needed by The Greens to control the Assembly: 1
Number of seats held by The Greens: 1

bundah 5:34 pm 22 Oct 12

Well the Greens have certainly come down to earth with a thud!

milkman 5:24 pm 22 Oct 12

Anything that reduces the Greens’ footprint is good news.

harvyk1 5:22 pm 22 Oct 12

So after all that, the person who will be our next CM is potentially to be decided by 1 person (who will be influenced by a whole lot of other people)

OK I know that’s not quite how the system works, but up until your presented with a list of names on the ballot, most who I didn’t recognise, the way most people think is vote labor = Katy as CM, vote liberal = Zed as CM.

I do kinda wish there was a “I don’t trust any of these people to run this joint” option on a ballot.

Tetranitrate 5:20 pm 22 Oct 12

Interesting, because the rumor is that Hunter loathes Zed on a personal level/

Panhead 5:11 pm 22 Oct 12

Smiling from ear to ear 🙂

JessP 4:54 pm 22 Oct 12

Bloody hell.

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