Australia Gets 5th Leader in 8 Years After Rival Ousts PM Abbott

September 14, 2015 12:22 PM

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Australia Gets 5th Leader in 8 Years After Rival Ousts PM Abbott

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia will get its fifth prime minister in eight years after the ruling Liberal Party on Monday voted out Tony Abbott following months of speculation and crumbling support from voters.

Malcolm Turnbull, a multi-millionaire former banker and tech entrepreneur and longtime Abbott rival, won a secret party room vote by 54 to 44, Liberal Party whip Scott Buchholz told reporters after the meeting in Canberra.

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