Australian prime minister ousted in dispute over greenhouse-gas emissions

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's grip on power looks increasingly precarious amid infighting in the Liberal Party

Morrison, who fended off a challenge from Peter Dutton for the Liberal Party leadership on Friday, spoke to the US President on Saturday morning in a sign the new prime minister is keen to assure allies a week of turmoil in Australian politics poses no threat to global relationships.

Morrison - an evangelical Christian known as "ScoMo" - replaced a man who became the latest in a long line of leaders knifed in the back by ambitious colleagues.

When asked about her leadership ambitions in recent media interviews, Bishop emphasised her loyalty to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Australians, it said "have had enough of politicians putting their own self-interest ahead of the people they are elected to represent".

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop had been among the favorites and could have become Australia's second female prime minister.

On Thursday, he told reporters that Australians would be "rightly appalled by what they are witnessing".

Victorian Liberal MP Tim Wilson said Australians were annoyed at the way the situation had played out, and it was up to those calling for a sitting prime minister to be rolled to explain their actions.

The Associated Press reports that the "revolving door" of prime ministers is "universally hated by Australians".

Before the ballot, Mr Turnbull said that if he lost the prime ministership he would resign from parliament, leaving the new government facing a by-election for his Sydney seat that could see it lose its one-seat majority.

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"It was described as madness by many, and.in so far as there has been chaos this week, it has been created by the wreckers".

"Australia is New Zealand's most important partner", said Ms Ardern.

The trend of consistent coups began in June 2010, when then-prime minister Kevin Rudd's deputy, Julia Gillard, called a challenge and gained enough support from Labor Party MPs to take his job.

"Do you know where Australia is?" one Twitter user wrote back to Trump. "And I look forward to potentially meeting him at any one of those", she said. "I'm sorry. You deserve better than numerous things our Federal Parliament has served up to you for the past 10 years", wrote Nationals MP Darren Chester, whose party is in a coalition with the Liberals.

"I mean, politics is a tough business", he said.

Read about how the Australian leadership was turned upside-down as it happened here.

Morrison's victory marks the chance for a break from a decade of leadership clashes between Turnbull and Abbott in both government and opposition, but ideological divisions in the party over issues such as climate change, energy policy, immigration and even globalisation remain stark.

"Morrison is a social and economic conservative and has strong religious convictions".

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