In a surprise twist to an already unexpected result, Nhulunbuy’s independent Yolngu politician Yingiya Mark Guyula might yet lose his seat in the Court of Disputed Returns.

The election of Mr Guyula was one of the biggest upset wins in the Northern Territory’s August 28 election.

But now the Northern Territory’s Electoral Commission has declared the result void, meaning it has no legal effect, and the matter has gone to court.

One expert said this was a unique case, where Aboriginal law has clashed with Australian electoral law.

So what happened, and what happens next?

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