Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison is set to be the country’s next prime minister, after incumbent Malcolm Turnbull was ousted on Friday.
It came after Morrison won a three-way battle for the Liberal Party leadership. Other contenders included former Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. Morrison won 45 votes to 40 at the leadership meeting, according to local media.
Turnbull did not contest for the vote after it became clear that he had lost the support of majority of his party members.
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