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Campbell Newman resigns as Queensland Premier

CAMPBELL Newman has officially resigned from his role as Premier.

In a statement issued this morning, Mr Newman said: "This morning I tended my resignation as Premier of Queensland to his Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, pending the appointment of a new Premier."

He has agreed to remain in Office as caretaker Premier until a new leader is appointed.

"It is a duty I take very seriously and one I will continue to undertake to the best of my ability."

The deadline for postal votes is at 6pm tonight and it is expected the Electoral Commission of Queensland will start officially declaring more seats from tonight.

Three seats are still in doubt.