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    Posted on 3 Feb 2015

    Praise The Heavens! Pauline Hanson Will Most Likely Not Win In Queensland

    One Nation founder expected to fall just short.

    The politician who divided Australian politics for much of the late 1990s, Pauline Hanson looks to have narrowly failed in her bid to win a seat in last weekend's Queensland election.

    Dave Hunt / AAP

    Hanson, who rose to prominence with the One Nation party in the 1990s with her controversial stance towards multiculturalism, made a political comeback last year, running for the Queensland rural seat of Lockyer.

    Tertius Pickard / AAP

    ABC election oracle Antony Green was carefully watching the returns for the seat of Lockyer on Tuesday. He tweeted that it was now "highly likely" that Hanson will lose.

    Pre-poll voting centres in, LNP win in Lockyer looks more and more likely. Hanson projected on 49.3% http://t.co/6xmQumPoU9 #qldvotes

    Antony Green@AntonyGreenABCFollow

    Pre-poll voting centres in, LNP win in Lockyer looks more and more likely. Hanson projected on 49.3% http://t.co/6xmQumPoU9 #qldvotes

    3:31 PM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    It seems that postal votes will undo her bid for office.

    Last booths leave Hanson on 50.1%, but projection looks like 49.6%. LNP do much better on postals http://t.co/6xmQumPoU9 #qldvotes

    Antony Green@AntonyGreenABCFollow

    Last booths leave Hanson on 50.1%, but projection looks like 49.6%. LNP do much better on postals http://t.co/6xmQumPoU9 #qldvotes

    3:42 PM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    A win would have given her a crucial vote in a precariously balanced Queensland parliament. Let's just say it looks like crisis averted.

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