World News – UA – Labor Party claims victory to win third term in Queensland


Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk won her third Labor election in astonishing support for her difficult border policy after an election campaign dominated by state response to COVID crisis

But that was not good news for the Labor Party, with the Greens claiming a major scalp in the form of former Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer Jackie Trad, who lost her seat in South Brisbane to ‘Amy MacMahon

Annastacia Palaszczuk shares a hug with her father, former Labor Minister Henry Palaszczuk, after winning his third term as Premier of QueenslandCredit: Jono Searle / Getty

A beaming prime minister took the stage at Inala Blue Fin fishing club in west Brisbane at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to claim the victory, giving the Queensland Labor Party its first fixed four-year term in the power

« For many people in Queensland I know this year has been extremely difficult It has been difficult not being able to see your family and friends in other states, or even all over the world, as we have been in the middle of a global pandemic

« But here in Queensland we have all remained strong and united, and together we are on top of the pandemic, and if we continue to work together we will remain strong »

Breaking with tradition, Ms Palaszczuk gave the speech before Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington gave her concession speech across town at South Bank

« I make a commitment to the people of this state that my team will roll up our sleeves and get back to work as quickly as possible for you, » Ms. Palaszczuk said

« This decision is respected by the LNP and I am so proud of the campaign we have had and I am so proud of the 93 candidates who had a good raceâ ????

« I promise that the National Liberal Party will continue to play its role in our democracy, » she said

« And I will continue to play my role in the National Liberal Party and I will continue to be the leader of this great party »

At the end of the count on Saturday night, Labor had 407% of the primary votes, well ahead of the LNP’s 349 percent

There was a 53% look to Labor statewide, mostly in the southeast corner

Clive Palmer’s multi-million dollar advertising blitz resulted in only 057% of the vote in the primaries, with his United Australia Party edged out by the Legalize Cannabis Party

One nation’s vote fell to 71%, losing almost half of the 1,373% reached in the 2017 election

This led to an extraordinary television appearance by Senator Pauline Hanson’s Chief of Staff James Ashby, who complained on ABC about a lack of coverage in the regions

The mood at the Labor Election Party, held in Ms Palaszczuk’s electorate in Inala in west Brisbane, was increasingly jubilant as the results came in

The last Premier of LNP Queensland, Campbell Newman, delivered his verdict on his party’s fortunes just before 8 p.m. AEST

– The LNP primary vote was 36% a year ago We had a problem before the pandemic…

By the time the polls opened on Saturday morning, 1,288,696 Queenslanders had already voted in person at pre-election locations across the state, and another 905,806 postal votes had been cast, including 571,095 had already been returned

Given that there were 3,360,078 registered voters on the Queensland voters list, this meant that between 55% and 65% of the votes had already been cast by the time the first sausage of democracy hit the grill

Annastacia Palaszczuk, Queensland, Queensland State Election 2020, Deb Frecklington, Queensland National Liberal Party, Australian Labor Party

World News – AU – Labor push for victory to win a third term in Queensland


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