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Albanese and Labor still one seat from majority government

Labor still needs one more seat to form a majority government as a nail-biting vote count to decide three electorates continues.

The seats of Macnamara and Deakin in Victoria, and Gilmore in New South Wales, could give Labor the magic number of 76 seats.

In Gilmore, just a few hundred votes separate Andrew Constance of the Liberals and Labor's Fiona Phillips, the incumbent.

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Labor Prime Minister Anthony Albanese meets and greets voters after his election win.

There is a tight three-way race in Macnamara between the incumbent Josh Burns of Labor, Colleen Harkin for the Liberals and Steph May-Hodgins of the Greens.

In Deakin, outgoing Liberal assistant treasurer Michael Sukkar has a slim lead over Labor's Matt Gregg.

In Brisbane, Greens candidate Stephen Bates yesterday claimed victory over Labor's Madonna Jarrett in another tight contest.

Incumbent Coalition MP Trevor Evans conceded last week, leaving the Greens and Labor to battle it out on preferences.

Albanese has said he can and will work with independents if Labor cannot reach a majority.

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