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Conflicting claims to power: who should be in office tomorrow?

Anne Tiernan (The Conversation, 10.22.15) discusses the LNP and ALP competing claims to govern Queensland after the close result:

‘On current projections, Labor looks set to win 44 seats compared to the LNP’s 42. Labor also has the edge thanks to independent Peter Wellington’s commitment to ensure confidence and supply – giving Palaszczuk the 45 seats she needs to form a minority government. That’s why Palaszczuk was confident enough to declare on Monday that she plans to visit Government House by the end of Wednesday this week about forming government. Given Labor is likely to have the numbers to lead a minority government, and given the recent example of the Goss minority government, neither convention nor history is on the LNP’s side to stay in office.’

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