Victoria’s election candidates have just five days left to convince voters that they should lead the state for the next four years.

Both major party leaders are expected to ramp up their campaigns on Monday, as they go on the road once more in a bid to secure votes ahead of Saturday’s election.

With early voting already under way every day will count and the political parties bid to sway those who are undecided.

A total of 542,601 people have cast a vote so far and the Victorian Electoral Commission expects this figure will rise to about two million – half of all eligible voters – before election day on November 24.

The campaign heated up on Sunday when Premier Daniel Andrews ruled out making any deals with the Greens if Labor fails to win a majority government, saying the party has a “toxic cultural problem” around women.

Richard Di Natale, leader of the Australian Greens, said he would not be drawn into a “slanging match” with Mr Andrews, who he said is “desperate to score a few cheap political points on the eve of an election”.



Gold 104.3 Melbourne