LNP claims victory in seat of Burdekin

Former Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls

Former Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls

The premier said she wished outgoing LNP leader Tim Nicholls well when he called to concede defeat earliert today, and that she had gone to the governor to advise she could form a majority government.

"If the LNP does not back Deb Frecklington, I fear that the Nationals will break away from the LNP", she said of the Nanango MP, whose seat lies in the traditional National Party heartland.

Independent Sandy Bolton has won in Noosa and Katter's Australian Party is expected to finish with three seats, Hill, Traeger, and Hinchinbrook, with the latter among the nine seats yet to be declared.

The chorus is growing for Tim Nicholls to concede, with the ALP on 48 seats.

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However, after the electoral commission declared results in dozens of seats on Thursday, a clearer picture has emerged of the likely makeup of the new 93-seat parliament. The LNP will then hold its party room meeting on Tuesday to decide who will lead it from the Opposition benches for the next term.

Treasurer Curtis Pitt is expected to be on the chopping block and could be offered the Speaker's role. It is expected to declare the remaining seats, including Mundingburra and Thuringowa, today.

The Courier-Mail has quoted unnamed LNP MPs as saying they want Mr Nicholls to get on with publicly accepting there's no way the party can form government with the 39 seats is expected to hold.

One Nation officially won the central Queensland seat of Mirani, with The Greens making history after wresting the seat of Maiwar from the LNP's Scott Emerson.

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