Tasmanian Liberals the first party in state history to secure third term

Tasmanian Liberals the first party in state’s history to secure third term

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A Liberal majority government is expected in Tasmania after Premier Peter Gutwein delivered a victory speech on Saturday night with his party set to become the first in state history to secure a third term.

Speaking at the iconic Tally Room, following a concession speech from Opposition Leader Rebecca White, Mr Gutwein said it was “time for Tasmania’s next chapter”.

Ms White attributed the Liberal win to Mr Gutwein’s decisions around keeping the Tasmanian community safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

“All around the country we’ve seen incumbent government rewarded for their management of COVID-19, and there’s no doubt that Peter Gutwein and our public health officials kept our community safe and tonight’s result reflects that.

Mr Gutwein congratulated Ms White and Greens Leader Cassey O’Connor for the “hard-fought campaign” stating while they sat in different places on the political spectrum, they were both “dedicated to serving the Tasmanian community”.

Arrigo Sacchi wearing a suit and tie

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