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Ausvotes 2010 - Independents' preferences

The four elected independents are being wooed by the two major parties for their support in forming government… so how should they decide whom to support?

Each is of course free to decide how best to choose. After all, that is the nature of an independent candidate.

One of the factors (and possibly a factor above all else (other things being – more or less – equal)) is, in my personal view, the will of their own local electorates: assuming the independent not been elected, how would the votes have been distributed? Whichever party, I suggest, would otherwise locally win is also the party that the independent had best support (unless other rather significant mitigating circumstances dictates otherwise).

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