Splitting the vote


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A surprise leader in the pharmacy voting stakes

South Australian independent Senator Nick Xenophon and his new party are one of the preferred choices of Australian pharmacy voters, an AJP Poll reveals.

While the vote was split widely, the highest percentage of votes (24%) were for Senator Xenophon, a strong support of community pharmacy in the past, and the Liberal Party (also 24% but with slightly less real number of votes).

The coalition government vote was boosted by another 7% of voters plumping for the National Party.

The ALP gained 16% of votes with 9% preferring the Greens. The Australian Sex Party was also preferred by 9% of pharmacy voters…..

However, some readers were unsure which party would benefit the profession at all.

One reader commented that regardless of which party won: “in truth, pharmacy doesn’t have a lobby – just a pack of bureaucratic surrender monkeys, who fall over themselves to kiss the government’s feet”.

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