Australia

Labor decimated


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The Australian Labor Party (ALP) has been decimated in the Queensland state election which took place yesterday.

In a very dark day for Labour their 23 year reign in the state ended with them losing official party status and being reduced from 51 seats to just seven seats in the new parliament.

The Liberal National Party were the massive winners of the day, increasing their number of members from 34 seats to 78 seats in the 89 seat Legislative Assembly. As a result 49 of the 89 new members have been elected for the first time.

The state-wide swing against the Labor party was around 16%, but in Mount Isa the Katters Australian Party, a new right wing populist party, took the seat with a massive 27% swing.

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