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Treasurer Scott Morrison to become Australia's next prime minister

2018-08-24 07:52
Treasurer Scott Morrison will be Australia's new prime minister after winning a three-way battle for the leadership of the Liberal party on Friday (August 24), with incumbent Malcolm Turnbull not contesting the party ballot. There were three contenders in the leadership vote: former home affairs minister Peter Dutton, who narrowly lost a leadership vote against Turnbull on August 21, Morrison and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. Credit: Reuters