Australian PM Turnbull Quits, Challenger To Take Office
Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison is set to be sworn in as the country’s next prime minister Friday after trumping a leadership challenge. Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull had been increasingly under threat this week and narrowly survived a challenge on Tuesday, before announcing Friday morning local time he would abandon his post as leader and in parliament immediately. Morrison, of the moderate faction of the center-right Liberal Party, beat out far-right challenger Peter Dutton and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. He will be Australia’s sixth prime minister in eight years.