Labor on track to retain control of ACT with a little help from The Greens

thenewdaily.com.au
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Labor and the Greens will once again govern in the Australian Capital Territory following Saturday's poll - a result that marks the Liberals two decades in the electoral wilderness
Labor has claimed victory in the ACT election, poised to govern in minority again with a resurgent Greens party.

The expected victory means Labor will notch up 23 years in office by the end of the coming term.

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr, the second-longest serving political leader in the country, told supporters the year 2020 had pressed the city to the limit.

"We've had an extraordinary series of challenges thrown at us, as a city and as a community, and we've got through it because we've worked together," he said.

"We've got through it because we've applied progressive values to our government decisions and because we've applied compassion and we haven't left people behind."

With counting 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.

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

Labor's primary vote was hovering at just over 38 per cent, while the Liberals polled 33 per cent and the Greens just…
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