THE state Liberals have definitively ruled out a partnership with any other party to form government after March's poll, including the recently registered National Party.
The Liberals and Nationals will soon govern in coalition federally, with coalition arrangements already in New South Wales, Victoria and in Queensland, where the two parties have merged.
Despite that, Tasmanian Liberal Leader Will Hodgman said he was not interested in sharing a cabinet or party room with their conservative counterparts.
``We've been consistent and Tasmanians know they can trust me to deliver on what I say: we will do no deals with any parties to form government,'' Mr Hodgman said.
``Frankly, a vote for any minority party, whilst it might be attractive to cast your votes for that fringe element, that are colourful but will not help deliver the plan that Tasmania needs, any vote for those minority parties will be another vote for a hung parliament.''
Federal Nationals party president Christine Ferguson, who owns property in Tasmania's Derwent Valley and has helped the party re-form in Tasmania, said she thought Mr Hodgman's arm could be twisted should the circumstances arise.
``I can understand Will Hodgman wanting majority government but if he doesn't and we are able to win a seat or two, I'm sure we could negotiate a solution,'' Ms Ferguson said.
``The coalition works extremely well nationally and has done for many years, and it does in New South Wales, Victoria too.''
Ms Ferguson said the fledgling party would be looking to formally preselect candidates soon and ``already had a few good candidates that were interested''.
``We're certainly hoping to win seats in Tasmania.''
The Nationals face stiff competition at the March 2014 poll as new parties formed by Bob Katter and Clive Palmer have pledged to run candidates, along with established players.