On election night, Peter Gutwein would, of course, have been hoping to win a majority, but also for some of his candidates to come out on top of others.
Under Hare-Clark, individuals are pitted against others from the same party since voters order candidates as they see fit with no tickets to follow. In Bass, for example, sitting MP Jennifer Houston will lose her seat, likely to fellow Labor candidate Janie Finlay, who has significantly outpolled her.
It's in Braddon where the probable result will give Mr Gutwein his first headache in government; assuming the Liberals gain a majority by securing a second seat in Clark.
If he had a vote in the North-West electorate, the premier might well have put Adam Brooks last out of the six candidates from his party. And that's not only because it appears Mr Brooks will take a seat from incumbent minister Roger Jaensch, leaving a vacancy on the frontbench that will be difficult to fill.
At best, the controversy that erupted around Mr Brooks was an unwelcome distraction for Mr Gutwein in the final days of the campaign when he was impressing on Tasmanians that we must have majority government or we'll go to hell in a handbasket.
At worst, it could be seen as a test of his leadership going forward; of what behaviour he will tolerate in order to maintain his grip on power.
It has to be said that Mr Brooks vehemently denies the claims that have been against him - the allegation of improper storage of ammunition, the dating profiles featuring his photos, and that he lied about his identity to a woman who says she had a relationship with him.
On Sunday, he suggested there was a "personal campaign strategy" against him.
Mr Gutwein's line on all of this has been understandable given the denials on the one hand and the lack of definitive proof on the other, but the latter could change, particularly if charges are laid over a supposedly faked driver's licence.
Either way, the cloud over Mr Brooks won't go away anytime soon, and it will be a problem for the government. Assuming he does win a seat, it will remain to be seen if he and the Liberals can weather the storm.
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