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A mayoral candidate in a remote Indigenous community in Queensland’s Gulf Country was stabbed the night before the state’s council elections.
Eric Walden, 42, polled the second highest amount of votes in the contest for Doomadgee, a remote community near the Northern Territory border and about 500 kilometres north of Mount Isa.
Mr Walden spent the night before the March 28 election in Mount Isa Hospital after he was stabbed in the chest during a domestic dispute.
He remains in hospital in a stable condition.
A 36-year-old woman has been charged with assault over the incident.
Incumbent mayor Fred O’Keefe looks likely to win another term in office, having claimed 33.4 per cent of votes with four of five booths counted.