Tasmania could have a new Premier by this afternoon, more than two weeks after the March poll delivered a hung Parliament.

The Governor will have to consider who should govern the State in a minority government, with the Greens holding the balance of power.

The caretaker Premier, David Bartlett, is due to meet the Governor, Peter Underwood, about four o’clock this afternoon, after the declaration of the polls.

Mr Underwood can take the Labor leader’s advice and invite the Liberals to form minority government under Will Hodgman.

But he can also order Mr Bartlett to test his Premiership on the floor of the house.

The Greens leader, Nick McKim has this message for the Governor.

“It remains open to us to offer our support to the existing government, the Labor government of the day,” he said.

On the eve of today’s poll declarations, Mr McKim again invited both leaders to negotiate a power-sharing deal.

Mr McKim will not rule out no confidence motions without a deal.

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