Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles (L) speaks to the media after voting at the Braitling Primary School booth in Alice Springs, Saturday, August 26, 2016.
Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles (L) speaks to the media after voting at the Braitling Primary School booth in Alice Springs, Saturday, August 26, 2016. AAP Image - Grenville Turner

Labor wins NT election in landslide

THE Labor Party has won the Northern Territory election, with Chief Minister Adam Giles blaming disunity in his party for an electoral "thumping".

With 54 per cent of the vote counted the ABC was predicting Labor would likely win 18 seats in the NT's 25-seat parliament and the ruling Country Liberals party (CLP) would win only three seats.

Based on those predictions there would be four independents.

Chief Minister Adam Giles, who is struggling to retain his own seat of Braitling, conceded defeat shortly before 9:00pm (ACST).

"About five minutes ago I had the opportunity of ringing [Labor leader] Michael Gunner and congratulating him on taking Government," Mr Giles said from a CLP event in Alice Springs.

Read more at ABC News Online


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