Workers win government-approved SA elections

Continuing to count in South Australian elections should focus more on the magnitude of workers’ victories.

The party, led by former union boss Peter Marinauskas, appears to be set to hold at least 25, and in some cases 27, seats in a 47-seat parliament after a major volatility in Saturday’s vote. ..

The Liberal Party is expected to maintain at least 15 seats, and the Independence Party is poised to win the remaining 5 seats.

The Election Commission rose 8 percentage points to 40.5 percent in the Labor primary and 34.5 percent in the Liberal Party.

Counting more on Sunday could make the situation for the five seats, which are still considered suspicious, clearer, including Danstan, who served as Prime Minister Stephen Marshall.

In a speech to victory over Labor Party believers in Adelaide Oval on Saturday night, Marinauskas thanked the people of South Australia for their support.

“The importance and responsibility of the privileges you have invested in me and my team have not been lost to me,” he said.

“That means we have a big job to do.”

In his concession speech, Marshall stated that it was an honor and privilege to serve the people of South Australia.

“It’s great to live in a country where we have free and open elections,” he told his supporters.

“Today, the people of South Australia have spoken. They have elected a new government.”

The retiring prime minister said on Saturday that he would stay as opposition leader if he retained his seat.

Among the nonpartisan returned were Adelaide Hills Council Chairman Dan Kriegan, Jeff Brock, who moved to Stuart’s seat in north-central, and Troy Bell of Mount Gambier.

Fraser Ellis was also voted on in Narungga, which occupies the Yorke Peninsula.

Both Kregan and Ellis were elected to the Liberal Party in 2018, but last year left the party to sit on the crossbench.

In other results, Nick Champion successfully switched from Congress to the State Capitol, winning the Taylor seat in northern Adelaide.

The worker’s victory at SA was the first victory against the current administration in a state or territory election during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal Finance Minister Simon Birmingham said Labor’s targeted campaigns over hospitals and ambulances and the unlucky timing of the Omicron COVID-19 variant were one of the reasons for Steven Marshall’s defeat in South Australia. rice field.

“I think the campaign had a lot of misleading aspects. The Election Commission found it on the last day or so,” he told ABC’s insider program on Sunday.

Don Farrell, senator of the SA Labor Party and leader of Marinauscus, said he was “overwhelmed and proud” of being the current prime minister.

“One of his good things is that when he says he’s going to do something, he does it,” Senator Farrell told Sky News’ Sunday Agenda program.

The business sector also immediately congratulated the new Prime Minister.

“It’s been difficult for a few years, but now that South Australians have made the decision, it’s the best possible in the face of challenges such as lack of skills, supply chain and climate change issues, geopolitical upheavals and rises. You can focus on creating a business environment. Inflation. “



Australian Associated Press is an Australian news agency.