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Queensland State Election 2020: a quick guide

Election results State elections Queensland

This Quick Guide provides a brief overview of the 2020 Queensland Legislative Assembly election results and the new ministry appointed after the election. It also includes background information on the electoral system in Queensland, a summary of the 2020 election results, and details of byelections and changes in party representation during the 56th Parliament.

The Queensland election, held on 31 October 2020, was the first state election to be held during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was also the first Queensland election to have been held on a fixed date and to elect members for a four-year term. The Australian Labor Party (ALP) had a convincing win at the election with 52 seats, gaining five more seats than required to govern as a majority government. This is contrary to some forecasts of a possible outcome of a either a Labor or Liberal National Party (LNP) minority government.

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