BREAKING: Queensland's Government Is Finally Confirmed

Nicholls concedes defeat

BREAKING: Queensland's Government Is Finally Confirmed

Thirteen days since Queenslanders went to the polls, and the LNP has now officially pulled out of the race. 

Tim Nicholls has confirmed he called Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk to concede defeat. 

"I wished the Premier well for the future given the important role she now has to get on with Building a Better Queensland without delay."

Whilst the people of Clayfield re-elected Nicholls for a fifth term, he has declared he won't be seeking to lead the party again. 

"I have spoken to the Whips and requested that a party room meeting be held at 2pm next Tuesday, 12 December 2017. I will not be seeking to continue as Leader of the LNP," he said in a statement. 

The Electoral Commission of Queensland is expected to formally declare winners in the final nine seats of the state's 93-seat parliament.

It's expected that Palaszczuk will enter her second term with a slight majority of 48 seats. That's one more than Labor needed to govern in its own right. 

 

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