Labor has won the Victorian election, giving the Liberal Napthine government the boot, the only party in history to lose after their first term.
Premier elect, Daniel Andrews has met with prime minister Tony Abbott today, with the pair agreeing to disagree on the proposed East West Link toll road.
Labor has promised to tear up the contracts for the $18 billion toll road.
One of the biggest seats for the Greek Australian community is now in the hands of a Greek Australian, with Labor’s Steve Dimopoulos becoming the leader for the Oakleigh ward. edging out fellow Greek Australian, Theo Zographos for the Liberal Party.
The swing seat of Bentleigh is still in contention, with current votes leaning towards Labor’s Nick Staikos, who is on 51 per cent second preference lead ahead of the Liberal’s Elizabeth Miller.
Labor’s Jennifer Kanis has lost the seat of Melbourne, with the area now in the Green’s hands both federally and the in state.
Ellen Sandell becomes the Legislative Assembly’s first Greens MP, representing one of the the most diverse, central and populated areas in the state.
In the coming hours, Daniel Andrews will be electing his cabinet, with Labor MP Jenny Mikakos picked to become one of the first female Greek Australian ministers in the state of Victoria.
For full post-election coverage, pick up Saturday’s Neos Kosmos.