Chris Minns, Dominic Perrottet out for the first time since Labor’s great victory in the New South Wales election
Dominic Perrottet and Chris Minns challenge the public for the first time since the chaotic NSW landslide election when the prime minister-elect turns down his young son’s hilarious drink request.
- Dominic Perrottet, Chris Minns out for the first time
- Labor claimed a massive victory in state elections
Incoming NSW Premier Chris Minns spent the morning with his family after Labor ended the Liberals’ 12-year reign in power by winning the state election in a landslide on Saturday night .
Minns arrived at Cafe 959 in Kogarah, south Sydney, just after 11am on Sunday with his wife Anna and their three children.
The family ordered coffees and hot chocolates for the children.
Mr Minns’ second eldest son, 12-year-old Nicholas, asked for a flat white, but his father was quick to deny the request.
Minns, previously sitting in a narrow 0.1 percent margin, comfortably retained the electorate, increasing her margin to around 20 percent.
Chris Minns (was seen Sunday morning at a cafe with his family after storming into the state election on Saturday night
Mr Minns walks for coffee with his family after winning the NSW election
On Saturday night, the Labor Party scored an early victory against the 12-year coalition government.
The ABC has forecast a likely-majority Labor government, with the Opposition set to claim at least 47 seats, including Parramatta, Penrith and East Hills.
Shortly after 8:00pm, all the major broadcasters had called for an election in favor of Labor after a shock wave indicated that a coalition government was impossible.
In his speech to the commission, outgoing Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet announced that he would step down as leader of the Liberal Party, leaving the post vacant.
When asked Sunday morning who he thought should take the top job, Perrottet remained coy.
“It is a matter of the party, they will resolve it,” he said.
Outgoing New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet appeared in high spirits on Sunday morning despite his party’s landslide defeat in the election.
Perrottet was in good spirits, despite the fact that his party suffered a crushing defeat.
He was seen leaving his home in the north-west Sydney suburb of Beecroft at around 9:30am this morning along with retired Pittwater MP Rob Stokes.
The outgoing Liberal leader said he hoped to spend more time with his family and appeared to have shrugged off his resounding defeat.
“I feel good,” Perrottet said.
“It’s going to be great, I’ve missed a lot of time so it’ll be good to be home.”
Perrottet said he was heading to the office before going for a morning run with Stokes.
Perrottet said he was looking forward to spending more time with his family.
With around 55 percent of the vote counted in Pittwater, Liberal candidate Rory Amon could lose the seat to Teal’s independent Jacqui Scruby.
The count will resume on Monday.
In his concession speech on Saturday night, Perrottet said his party needed a “fresh start” and he would retire as leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party.
He praised Minns, telling the small crowd that he believed the new prime minister would “lead with the same decency and the same integrity that he has led up to now.”
“Ultimately, I ask everyone in New South Wales, whatever their political persuasion, to support him. I feel a deep sense of gratitude that I have been able to serve the people of New South Wales,” he said.
‘Make no mistake, we have made history. We have been a government for a longer time than our party was. Our government has accomplished a lot in many ways.’
In his victory speech, Minns was introduced by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, amid a raucous crowd chanting “Work, work.”
He also paid tribute to the outgoing prime minister, thanking him for running a civic campaign that could serve “as a model for the way democracy is carried out across the country.”