Tony Abbott Ousted As Australian PM In Internal Party Challenge

14 September, Canberra

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was Monday dramatically ousted from power by challenger Malcolm Turnbull in an internal party vote .

In the hastily-arranged late night party leadership ballot, 57-year-old Abbott, who had been plagued by poor opinion polls, received 44 votes to Turnbull’s 54.

Malcolm Turnbull 60, is expected to be sworn in after Abbott writes to the Governor General and resigns.Turnbull who will be the 29th Prime Minister of the country,earlier resigned from the cabinet this afternoon and challenged the leadership of Tony Abbott.

Turnbull blamed the prime minister was incapable of providing the economic leadership the country needs.

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