The new finance minister, Scott Morrison, will be the new Australian prime minister. He will replace his party colleague Malcolm Turnbull, who lost the support of his own liberal party, AP reported.
Scott Morrison won the national poll of Friday, which was held at the Australian Parliament Building in Canberra. In a crackdown on the post of middle-liberal liberal party leader, Australia defeated the former interior minister and Turnbullov's original whistleblower, Peter Dutton, in a ratio of 45 to 40.
The next step should be the resignation of Malcolm Turnbull. At the Friday vote he did not post a leader and advised his departure from politics.
Turnbull on Tuesday tightened his first internal vote. His liberal legislators with 48 members – delegates from the House of Representatives and Senators – voted for the leadership of the party. His challenger, Peter Dutton, supported 35 liberals.
But the pressure on Turnbull intensified again on Thursday when three major ministers filed their resignation with no longer supporting them. They called on him to hold a second ballot because they said he lost the majority support of the liberals.
Turnbull convened a new club meeting on Friday after he had been handed a petition signed by most of his members. One of the possible favorites for the function of Prime Minister was Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.
Australia has experienced an unusually long period of political instability in recent years. The departure of Turbulov, according to the AP, marks the sixth change in the function of the Australian Prime Minister over the past 11 years.