Archive for August 21st, 2010

Election 11:58pm

Tony saved the best for last, declaring that he will negotiate with the independents to secure a Coalition government. That has to be the best news of the night.

Samuel

August 21st, 2010 at 11:59pm

Election 11:52pm

Tony Abbott rightfully claims that the Coalition should be proud of their result, but notes that it’s too early to declare victory. The room is much more pleased than Tony appears to be…that said, Tony looks like he’s just playing down how pleased he is.

It’s a big task ahead according to Tony…and he made one little reference to the responsibility ahead of him, which tells me that he is confident of being our next Prime Minister, but just doesn’t want to say it yet until he can secure the support.

Samuel

August 21st, 2010 at 11:53pm

Election 11:48pm

Tony is making his statement now.

August 21st, 2010 at 11:48pm

Election 11:47pm

It’s now more than safe to say that Labor will hold Eden-Monaro. They currently lead it 44.16% to 42.08% with the preferences going to take Labor over the line.

Samuel

August 21st, 2010 at 11:48pm

Election 11:46

Tony Abbott’s on his way in to the room to make his statement.

Samuel

August 21st, 2010 at 11:46pm

Election 11:37

Only Seven and SBS now believe that the Coalition will end up with less seats than Labor. ABC, Nine, Sky and even Ten now agree that the Coalition will win this.

Nine have joined the ABC on a 72-70 margin favour the Coalition over Labor.

Samuel

August 21st, 2010 at 11:38pm

Election 11:32pm

2GB are staying on-air with their election coverage until 2am. I’d probably push myself to do the same if I didn’t have to get up early in the morning.

Tony, just waiting on you now…

Samuel

August 21st, 2010 at 11:33pm

Election 11:28pm

I’ll stay for Tony Abbott’s statement which is coming up shortly, then I’ll wrap up and go to bed. I’m clearly not going to get much sleep tonight!

Samuel

August 21st, 2010 at 11:28pm

Election 11:23pm

2GB are predicting that the Coalition will have 73 seats. If you add the three independents, then they have enough to form a joint absolute majority.

Samuel

August 21st, 2010 at 11:24pm

Election 11:19pm

The Nine computer has put the Coalition in front of Labor 71 to 70.

Julia is still reminding us of her policies. Perhaps she should have done this yesterday instead of trying to scare everyone about Tony Abbott.

Samuel

August 21st, 2010 at 11:20pm

Election 11:17pm

Julia declares that it’s too close to call and that she will remain in charge until the counting finishes.

That seems to be the gist of her message. She was also very careful to avoid saying “Mr. Rabbit”.

Samuel

August 21st, 2010 at 11:18pm

Election 11:13

Julia Gillard about to make her statement now.

August 21st, 2010 at 11:13pm

Election 11:11pm

The Electoral Commission have announced that counting will continue until midnight in local timezones, so the WA counting won’t finish tonight until 2am Eastern.

Samuel

August 21st, 2010 at 11:12pm

Election 11:03

The Nine graphic is back at last, so a quick summary of the TV predictions.

Nine
Labor 70 – Coalition 70 – Green 1 – Other 3 – Doubt 6

ABC
Coalition 72 – Labor 70 – Other 5 – Doubt 3

SBS
Labor 72 – Coalition 71 – Other 4 – Doubt 3

Ten
Labor 70 – Coalition 69 – Other 4 – Doubt 7

Seven
Labor 72 – Coalition 69

Sky News
Coalition 73 – Labor 71 – Other 4

Samuel

August 21st, 2010 at 11:05pm

Election 11:00pm

It should be noted that the independents are generally conservative, and I don’t think I’ve made mention of that yet tonight. They will help get Tony Abbott in to office.

Samuel

August 21st, 2010 at 11:01pm

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