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Turnbull’s out, Morrison’s in as Oz politics implode

Center-right legislator Scott Morrison was elected Australian prime minister Friday to replace incumbent leader Malcolm Turnbull after four days of chaotic scenes that raised questions over the country’s political stability. Morrison, the incumbent Treasurer, beat conservative rival Peter Dutton 45-40 in a ballot by the ruling Liberal Party, with a third contender, Julie Bishop, dropping […]

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