Kerryn Phelps, of high profile, on Saturday night claimed victory when he achieved an unprecedented change of more than 20 percent in the Wentworth by-election.
But that changed on Sunday, as the margin between Dr. Phelps and her opponent, Dave Sharma, was reduced to only 884 votes, while the ballots are still counted.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who is hopeful that Sharma could still win a victory for the government, said the outcome was not final and would depend on the recount.
"We will simply wait for the normal, solid, democratic and credible process to run its course before being able to know who will be the candidate selected in that partial election," Morrison said.
Independent Dr. Kerry Phelps made history by becoming the first independent to obtain the Wentworth seat
Prime Minister Scott Morrison called the loss of Wentworth a "great price". by the leadership coup (in the photo, the center with Dave Sharma on the right)
ABC election analyst Antony Green, who called for Dr. Phelps' victory on Saturday night, said the count of four previous polling stations and mail ballots was held late in the evening.
She said Saturday's voting booths were skewed toward Dr. Phelps, which shows that there was a late increase for her.
Mr. Morrison acknowledged again on Sunday that the electorate had expressed its anger against the government over the partial elections caused when Malcolm Turnbull left parliament after being appointed prime minister.
The event two months ago infuriated and outraged many liberals and in particular those at the Wentworth headquarters. That is in us, the Parliamentary Liberal Party.
On Sunday, the margin between Dr. Phelps (pictured) and her opponent, Dave Sharma, was reduced to only 884 votes and the ballots are still counted.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who has hopes that Sharma could still win a victory for the government, said the result was not final and would depend on the recount.
If it is confirmed that Dr. Phelps is the winner, there will be a cross table of six members in the House of Representatives with the Labor Party with 69 seats and a coalition of a majority of 75.
Mr. Morrison, on Saturday night, described it as a "difficult day" and promised to "listen, learn and accept the blows".
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the Liberal Party will continue to "seek guarantees" from the crusader banks to stop the threat of an early election.
Dr. Phelps said she would establish two priorities: action against climate change and getting asylum-seeking children out of Nauru.
It could also support a national integrity commission that has been promoted by Labor, the Greens and crossbenchers for some time.
Mr. Morrison, on Saturday night, described it as a "difficult day" and promised to "listen, learn and accept the blows" (photos are Mr. Sharma)
Dr. Phelps said she would establish two priorities: action against climate change and getting asylum-seeking children out of Nauru
On Sunday, she repeated that it would provide stability but would not mark the government's legislation.
& # 39; I will support good legislation. I would reject the bad legislation, "he told Red Nine.
"We can talk about whatever is in the middle in terms of negotiating better results for Australians because I think the role of cross-banking is to hold the government accountable."
Independent Bob Katter said he did not want to see the government destabilized or an early election called.
Independent partner Andrew Wilkie said he would not guarantee confidence or supply, while exchange partner Cathy McGowan declined to comment.
Rebekha Sharkie said he would not ask the government for a ransom.
A cardboard cut of former leader Malcolm Turnbull greeted voters at Wentworth