Three-cornered contests, independents and minor parties make calling this election more challenging than usual

Keeping track of the New South Wales election on Saturday night will be more challenging than usual because of the high number of three-cornered contests and the likelihood of several independents or minor parties winning lower house seats.

There are 93 seats in the Legislative Assembly. The Coalition currently has 52, so if it loses fewer than six seats it will retain government. Labor needs to pick up 13 seats to form government in its own right. Anything in between will result in a hung parliament .

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