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Scott Morrison selected Australia's new prime minister

 Agencies |  2018-08-24 03:38:01.0  0  Comments

Scott Morrison selected Australia

Sydney: Treasurer Scott Morrison was Friday picked as Australia's new prime minister after a Liberal party coup in a stunning upset against key challenger Peter Dutton, broadcasters ABC and Sky News reported.

Morrison, an ally of deposed leader Malcolm Turnbull, won a party-room ballot 45-40.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, another Turnbull backer, was also in the running but was eliminated in the first round of voting.

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