Adam Giles, newly elected Chief Minister of the Northern Territory released the following statement on Facebook at 5.55 pm.

Today I was asked by a large majority of my Country Liberal colleagues to lead our team.

I agreed to take on the role as Chief Minister of the Northern Territory and Dave Tollner agreed to take on the role of Deputy Chief Minister.

I want to acknowledge the hard work and commitment along with the personal sacrifices made by Terry Mills during his time as leader of the Country Liberals.

I would also like to thank Robyn Lambley for her time as deputy leader and her dedication to serving the Northern Territory as Deputy Chief Minister.

The swearing in will be tomorrow.

We are both humbled and looking forward to serving shoulder-to-shoulder with Territorians to make the Northern Territory even better.

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