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Australia will have its fifth prime minister in eight years after the ruling Liberal Party Monday voted out Tony Abbott in favor of longtime rival Malcolm Turnbull, following months of infighting and crumbling voter support.Australia is set to hold elections before the end of next year, and Turnbull – expected to be sworn in as prime minister Tuesday – told reporters that he had no intention of calling an early poll in order to cement his legitimacy.Abbott ousted Turnbull as leader of the Liberal Party in 2009, though Turnbull has consistently been seen as a preferred prime minister.Labor Party leader Bill Shorten, in a scathing press statement following Turnbull's announcement, dismissed the idea that Turnbull was capable of changing the government's trajectory.
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