Labor set to retain majority in Queensland parliament as vote count continues in national election

With 27% of the vote counted on Saturday, Labor was on track to hold at least 46 seats on the backs of 49% of Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk’s team

Labor Party voted 384 percent primary vote with National Liberal Party on 344 percent

The collapse of the One Nation vote – down by more than six percent – and the blocking of the Greens vote is a big factor working against the LNP

The Greens appear on course to win a seat – South Brisbane held by former Deputy Prime Minister Jackie Trad – bringing their number to two in the new parliament

Election day was not without its obstacles, with Ms Palaszczuk heckled by a NL volunteer and challenged by her rival candidate to reopen the Queensland borders while voting in Brisbane

Ms Palaszczuk spoke to reporters after voting in her South Brisbane electorate in Inala, which she holds at 261 percent, Saturday morning

“I was overwhelmed that everyone came to say thank you for keeping us safe and it is my number one priority to deal with the Queenslanders,” she told them, referring to her. COVID-19 response

“Today is a really important day and Queenslanders are making a choice It’s about who they want to be the prime minister to actually run the state, so this is the important choice they have to make “

Then, as the TV cameras continued to roll, a TNL volunteer started shouting that she should open the borders

“Think about the travel industry, 209,000 people out of work first Think about the people I employ, it’s time to open up the borders,” shouted the man named John

Prime Minister Scott Morrison also offered to people in Queensland to vote for Australia’s good on Election Day

“We can’t afford to keep Queensland neutral, we have to be able to move forward,” he said in a social media post

Queensland will open border to regional NSW on Tuesday, but Greater Sydney and Victoria remain closed

“A great government that has protected the people of Queensland and has a plan for the future,” he said of the incumbents

If successful, Ms Palaszczuk will be the first female political leader to win three elections and lead Queensland’s first four-year government following changes to electoral law

Queensland Labor senator and strategist Murray Watt said he was convinced the party “would fall over the line and simply win the majority”

Monash University politics professor Dr Zareh Ghazarian says PM hasn’t had the easiest run in the election

“She has fought against criticism of border restrictions, high unemployment rates and the leadership of the state as it battles the pandemic,” Dr Ghazarian said

“Today’s result may very well indicate how the rest of the country feels about its leaders”

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Source: https://7news.com.au/news/qld/queensland-election-polls-close-counting-begins-c-1493920