The Big Day, Later Still
Saturday, 30 November 2002 8:00 PM
As usual, election night has turned into a social event and I'm blogging this from a friend's place, where we're watching the impeccably left-leaning ABC television coverage of the election results. At the last count the results were:
Two Party Preferred:
ALP: 58.3% (up 8.1%)
Legislative Assembly Seats Won:
I'm hopeful that the two others are independents and not Christian Democrats, members of the CEC or someone equally noxious. On the results so far, it looks like the last problem the Liberal Party is likely to have is with resentful backbenchers fuming over their exclusion from the shadow cabinet.
Update: It's 9:18 PM and the ABC's Anthony Green has just announced that Labor looks set to win a majority in the upper house too. I'm not sure how reliable the prediction is: his leftie computer program appears to be giving a little trouble at the moment.