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Labor returned to power in ACT

AAP logoAAP 15/10/2016

ACT Labor has won another four years in power after the Canberra Liberals failed to convince territory voters to change government.

While a final result won't be known for another week, Labor is in a position to form minority government with the support of the Greens.

There's an outside chance Labor could form a majority in the 25 seat Legislative Assembly.

With 76 per cent of the vote counted from Saturday's election both major parties are guaranteed 10 seats and the Greens one.

Four seats remain in doubt.

"We're not going to know the final outcome for the tonight," Chief Minister Andrew Barr told the Labor faithful on Saturday night.

"What we do know is Canberrans have voted for another Labor government."

The Liberals went backwards on their 2012 performance, recording a 3.8 per cent swing against them.

The Labor vote was up slightly - 0.2 per cent - while the Greens held their ground with 10.6 per cent of the primary vote.

Liberals leader Jeremy Hanson has all but conceded defeat.

"It is the case that it is very difficult for us to form government and we have to acknowledge that from here, it is unlikely that we will do so," he told supporters.

ACT Labor has been in power for 15 years.

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