Saturday, October 23, 2004

Govt claims 87 seats in lower house

Con Sciacca (Labour) lost his seat of Bonner narrowly to Ross Vasta(Liberal), and conceeded graciously link.

Mr Sciacca learned Mr Vasta's father, former Supreme Court judge Angelo Vasta, had refused to hand out how-to-vote cards for his son out of deference for his friendship with Mr Sciacca.

He said if he had to lose, he was pleased to lose to a Vasta.

"He is a third generation Sicilian, so in a way we are keeping it in the family," Mr Sciacca said.


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