ACT election: resurgent Greens to push for policy 'reset' after Labor victory

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Chief minister Andrew Barr and the Greens leader Shane Rattenbury to discuss minority government
The ACT chief minister Andrew Barr and the Greens leader Shane Rattenbury are set for talks this week on minority government, following Saturday's election.

Labor and the Greens are set to hold talks this week on forming another minority government in the ACT, with the minor party seeking a policy "reset".

With the counting of votes from Saturday's election due to continue well into next week, Labor appears to have won at least 11 seats and the Greens three, out of the 25-seat assembly in the national capital.

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The Liberals could hold as few as eight seats, with the Greens securing as many as six if complex preference flows go the minor party's way.

Labor will notch up 23 years in office by the end of the coming term.

Barr, the second-longest serving political leader in the country, told supporters the year 2020 had pressed the city to the limit, with bushfires, a hailstorm and coronavirus.

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