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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 1 Hansard (9 March) . . Page.. 4..


A ballot having been taken -

The Clerk: The result of the ballot is: Greg Cornwell, nine votes; Roberta McRae, eight votes. Therefore, Mr Cornwell, the candidate with the majority of votes, is declared elected as Speaker.

Mr Speaker having taken the chair -

MR SPEAKER: I wish to express my thanks for the honour the Assembly has conferred upon me.

ELECTION OF CHIEF MINISTER

MR SPEAKER: The next item of business is the election of a Chief Minister.

MR BERRY: I propose that Rosemary Follett be elected as Chief Minister for the Australian Capital Territory and I move:

That Rosemary Follett be elected Chief Minister for the Territory.

MR SPEAKER: Is there any further proposal?

MR DE DOMENICO: Mr Speaker, I propose that Kate Carnell be elected as Chief Minister for the Australian Capital Territory and I move:

That Kate Carnell be elected Chief Minister for the Territory.

MR SPEAKER: Is there any further proposal?

The time for proposals has expired. There being more than one candidate proposed, the election of a Chief Minister will proceed by ballot. Pursuant to standing order 3(f), the bells will now be rung and a ballot taken.

A ballot having been taken -

MR SPEAKER: The result of the ballot is: Kate Carnell, 11 votes; Rosemary Follett, six votes. Therefore, Mrs Carnell, the candidate with the majority of votes, is declared elected as Chief Minister. Congratulations.


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