dearJulius.com Write For Us

Deposed Australia PM Turnbull set to quit parliament this week

SHARE:

© David Gray/REUTERS


AFP

Dumped prime minister Malcolm Turnbull will quit parliament this week, reports said Tuesday, in another headache for Australia's rattled government which will temporarily lose its tiny one-seat majority.

The moderate was deposed in a Liberal party coup last week driven by a hardline conservative faction.

After being knifed, he indicated would leave parliament rather than go to the backbench and told a party gathering on Monday evening he will officially resign on Friday, broadcaster ABC and Fairfax Media reported.

His departure will trigger a by-election for his Sydney seat, potentially on October 6, leaving new Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a precarious position with no parliamentary majority for two weeks.

Turnbull's seat in the wealthy Sydney enclave of Wentworth is traditionally a Liberal safe haven, although a backlash against the government's political infighting could make this less certain.

"As you know, my prime ministership has come to an end. The circumstances have appalled most Australians but again, I won't labour the point," he told the Monday meeting, Fairfax reported.

"I have a strong view which I've made very clear publicly so it comes as no surprise, that former prime ministers are best out of parliament not in it, and I think recent events best underline the value of that observation.

"And so, accordingly, on Friday, I will resign from the House of Representatives."

Christine Forster -- the sister of arch-conservative Tony Abbott, who helped orchestrate Turnbull's demise -- has already put her hand up to replace Turnbull in the plum seat.

Forster, who is gay and was a high-profile proponent of same-sex marriage in a successful campaign last year, is a well-known Liberal councillor in Sydney.

Others reportedly in the running include businessman and former ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma, while the Greens and Labor will almost certainly field candidates.

COMMENTS



Note: If you think this story need more information or correction, feel free to comment below your opinion and reaction.
Like & Follow to Stay Updated ...

Name

Afghanistan,4,Africa,1,Australia,2,Bangladesh,4,Belgium,1,Brazil,3,Britain,1,Canada,7,Caribbean,1,China,3,Colombia,1,Cuba,3,Czech Republic,1,Ecuador,1,England,1,Finland,1,France,9,Germany,7,Greece,1,India,123,Iran,13,Iraq,5,Ireland,1,Israel,18,Israeli,2,Italy,7,Japan,15,Korea,1,Lebanon,2,Libya,1,LONDON,2,Malaysia,5,Mexico,8,Myanmar,2,Netherlands,1,NEW YORK,1,Nicaragua,1,Nigeria,1,North America,1,North Korea,55,Pakistan,5,Palestine,1,Paris,2,PHILIPPINES,1,Poland,2,Russia,8,Saudi,1,Saudi Arabia,6,Singapore,6,Somalia,1,South Korea,19,Spain,4,Sri Lanka,1,Sudan,1,Switzerland,2,Syria,7,Taiwan,1,Thailand,5,Turkey,3,U.K.,6,U.S,43,U.S.,27,Ukraine,1,Venezuela,2,WASHINGTON,14,World,1256,Zimbabwe,1,
ltr
item
World - U.S. Daily News: Deposed Australia PM Turnbull set to quit parliament this week
Deposed Australia PM Turnbull set to quit parliament this week
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LPEK3g6S6x8/W4TS69yNZdI/AAAAAAAA7Vc/mn01CaqwYfwgANIrbZt8vpMURdKsxtuwgCLcBGAs/s1600/10.jpg
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LPEK3g6S6x8/W4TS69yNZdI/AAAAAAAA7Vc/mn01CaqwYfwgANIrbZt8vpMURdKsxtuwgCLcBGAs/s72-c/10.jpg
World - U.S. Daily News
https://world.dailynews.us.com/2018/08/deposed-australia-pm-turnbull-set-to.html
https://world.dailynews.us.com/
https://world.dailynews.us.com/
https://world.dailynews.us.com/2018/08/deposed-australia-pm-turnbull-set-to.html
true
3646882667462746973
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy