Barry O'Farrell to be sworn in as 43rd Premier of Australia's New South Wales

13:37, March 28, 2011      

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Following the Liberal-National Coalition's win in the 2011 State Election of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia on Saturday, NSW Liberal Party Leader Barry O'Farrell is expected to be sworn in as NSW's 43rd premier on Monday, local media reported on Monday.

O'Farrell is due to spend the first part of the day meeting with the head of the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, Brendan O'Reilly, discussing arrangements for the week ahead, including the swearing in of ministers, according to Australian Associated Press.

Saturday's thumping election win has left the coalition claiming a large mandate for change, although O'Farrell said on Sunday he would not be rushed into implementing his plans.

Asked on Sunday night about his plans for his first full working day in office, O'Farrell told the Australian television broadcaster Seven Network: "The first thing tomorrow, meet the head of premiers about the week ahead, about putting the team in place, about having them sworn in and about starting the hard yards needed to fix the state."

NSW Nationals leader Andrew Stoner is due to be sworn in as O' Farrell's deputy on Monday.

The pair will be running the government until their cabinet takes office, likely later in the week.

Source: Xinhua
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