Sunday, October 19, 2008

Canberra rejects Labor... and the Liberals too

As today's Canberra Times puts it:

"Canberra has emphatically rejected Labor majority rule, stripping the party of two seats and turning its anger into a historic vote for the Greens.

The ACT Greens will have three seats in the next Assembly - one in each electorate. Labor is left with seven seats, equal with the Liberals. There is still a slight chance the Greens could pick up another seat at the expense of the Liberals.

The Greens will hold the balance of power in the Assembly and the ability to choose the next chief minister."