Trying to predict the final seats tally in their Lower House is a bit like trying to predict which Labour MP here will be next to spit the dummy but ....
As it stands and according to the AEC the Coalition are likely to end up with 73 seats, Labor 72, the Greens 1 and Independents 4. Simple ... not quite. Because the sole Green MP has declared he's supporting Labor that brings their tally up to 73 and because the so called National MP who defeated the long serving Liberal MP in the outback of WA declared that the Coalition couldn't depend on his vote that brings their total down to 72 with the now 5 'Independents' holding the balance of power.
Who said the Irish make things difficult?
So who will form the Government? Well, the Veteran correctly predicted a 'hung Parliament' so, for what is it worth, I am now predicting that Labor will form a minority administration with the Greens and some Independents and further, that uneasy alliance will implode in the next little while leading Australia back to the ballot box and the Coalition odds on to form a Government in their own right.
That is what I am hearing from my Liberal Party sources.
The whole thing is dependent on who gets first crack at forming a Government. You might think that the Party holding the greatest number of seats might be in the box seat. Complicated just a tad by the fact that the Australian GG, whose daughter is married to the Labor Party politician Bill Shorter, head kicker and prime orchestrator of the dumping of Kevin Rudd, has been advised there are no constitutional impediments to her giving first go to Gillard as the PM in being.
Really? So perception of bias doesn't matter a bit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
Funny lot across the ditch
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