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Greens “quietly unconfident” of forming government

[Edition 46] HOBART, Monday: A leaked memo from a senior member of the Greens reveals the party is unconfident of winning government on November 10. The memo exposes massive self-doubt in the Greens ranks about the viability of seizing power.




[Edition 46] HOBART, Monday: A leaked memo from a senior member of the Greens reveals the party is unconfident of winning government on November 10. The memo exposes massive self-doubt in the Greens ranks about the viability of seizing power.

A spokesman for the Greens wouldn’t reveal the source of the memo, but did confirm that the mood of the party was currently pessimistic.

He said a recent poll which measured support for the Greens at just 1.8% had severely dented the party’s hopes of forming a majority in the Lower House.

“Many of our candidates have virtually resigned themselves to the idea they won’t win,” the spokesman said. “Bob Brown himself has stopped talking about himself as a future Prime Minister. In fact, morale is so low at the moment we’re not even confident of forming an Opposition.”

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