Following a party room meeting held today, the Liberal Party elected former Treasurer Scott Morrison as the 30th prime minister of Australia, alongside Kelly O’Dwyer who will serve as Deputy Prime Minister.
Mr Morrison emerged as prime minister after _ of his coalition colleagues voted him in to replace outgoing prime minister Malcom Turnbull.
After acknowledging that he had lost the confidence of his party room, Mr Turnbull chose not to contest the leadership, instead offering his support to Scott Morrison, who defeated former Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton by _ votes.
Prime Minister-elect Scott Morrison, who has served as Treasurer since September 2015, and Kelly O’Dwyer, who has served as minister for revenue and financial services since July 2016, will assume leadership of the Australian government amid ongoing scrutiny of the banking and financial services industry.
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