Scott Morrison becomes Australia's 30th Prime Minister
First there were four, then the petition was passed along that spelled the end of Malcolm Turnbull’s reign as Prime Minister, which left three fighting for the top job.
Julie Bishop was next out the door. That left Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton to battle out a final ballot that Mr Morrison won 45 to 40.
So, when he's sworn in the Governor-General, Mr Morrison will become Australia’s 30th Prime Minister and his deputy, by an overwhelming margin, will be Josh Frydenberg. Malcolm Turnbull is yet to resign, and we await to see how the new Cabinet will shape up.
Australia has had six prime ministers in the last eight years and surely, Mr Morrison will hope to provide some stability in the role. A Federal Election will take place next year at the latest, although that could happen sooner than later. One thing is for sure, the current situation in Parliament House is such that anything may transpire in the near future.
YourLifeChoices ran a mini poll this morning to see how you would have voted in the Party room today. The outcome was surprising. We'll release those on Monday. In the meantime, we're running another poll to see if you're happy with today's Liberal Party room result. Let us know if you think Scott Morrison was the right choice as Australia's new Prime Minister. If not, who would you prefer as the nation's next leader?
Also, we'd love to hear your comments on the state of Australian politics in light of this most recent fiasco.