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WA election: What would state politics look like if the Opposition lost its official status?

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The West Australian Opposition Leader Zak Kirkup has already raised the white flag to concede he does not expect to win this month’s state election.

At his campaign launch, Mr Kirkup warned the Liberal party was bracing for what it expected “could be a Labor landslide”.

It prompted a question — could the Liberals take such a hit at this month’s poll that its role as State Opposition could be under threat?

Notably, political analysts say that scenario would be a “catastrophic” outcome for the Liberals and is “extremely unlikely”.

But there has been a lot of rhetoric and speculation around the predicted “landslide”, so it is worth exploring the issue.

How Opposition is formed

The State Opposition is formed in the Lower House of the WA…



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