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May 8, 2012

Poll Bludger: how the Greens could enter Vic’s lower house

A diverting by-election looms in the Victorian state seat of Melbourne, former minister Bronwyn Pike evidently having made the

William Bowe — Editor of The Poll Bludger

William Bowe

Editor of The Poll Bludger

A diverting by-election looms in the Victorian state seat of Melbourne, former minister Bronwyn Pike evidently having made the not unusual decision that opposition is not for her.

This electorate is of course a dead zone for the Liberals, such that the parliamentary balance of 45 pro-government and 43 anti-government members is certain to go undisturbed. However, it offers a golden opportunity for the Victorian Greens to achieve what they have never quite been able to manage: victory in a state lower house seat.

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