There is still over 8,000 votes to be counted. in Western Metro. The VEC has not provided a summary of the number of ballot papers issued and returned. Much depends on which votes are outstanding and from where.
Without this information or details as to the number of ballot papers issued and returned it is impossible to make an informed assessment of the outcome. Taking into consideration the stuff ups in the 2006 State election count anything is possible when the conduct of the election is not open or transparent or subject to proper scrutiny.