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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Victoria

(for more information on this election see national summary for the Senate)

Election of 24 March 1990

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Senate votes and seats won, and seats held in Victoria

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Election held on 24 March 1990
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'

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Party Name First preference vote n First preference vote share % Change from previous election % Seats won by ticket n Seats won by ticket % Seats won by party n Seats won by party % Seats held by party n Seats held by party %
Liberal Party - National Party (joint ticket)  1,149,170  44.55  50.00         
Australian Labor Party  938,245  36.37  -8.40  33.33  33.33  41.67 
Australian Democrats  365,376  14.16  +5.47  16.67  16.67  16.67 
Victorian Green Alliance  40,075  1.55           
Liberal Party      -36.21      50.00  41.67 
Votes for other than listed parties 86,654 3.36 -0.02             
Totals 2,579,520  100.00    100.00  100.00  12  100.00 

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* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.


See the Glossary of this website for information on Senate elections and details of the distinction between Seats won by ticket and Seats won by party, and between Seats won and Seats held.

The vote shown for Victorian Green Alliance at this Senate election in Victoria is the sum of votes cast for candidates who ran for office on two Green party tickets; the Green Alliance and the Irina Dunn Environment Independents.


Australian Electoral Commission, Statistics, Result of Count: Senate, House of Representatives Election 1990, Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1990 (ISBN 0644130563); Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1985-1999, Sydney: Federation Press, 2002 (ISBN 1862874344); Gerard Newman, Federal Election Results 1949-2001, Canberra: Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Information and Research Services, Research Paper 9 2001-02, 2002 (ISSN 13287478).

For a general review of this election, see Clive Bean, Ian McAllister and John Warhurst (editors), The Greening of Australian Politics: The 1990 Federal Election, Melbourne: Longman Cheshire, 1990 (ISBN 0582870313).