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Binoy Kampmark – Australia: The Fall of Tony Abbott

You could hear the knives sharpening several continents away.  Malcolm Turnbull, former communications minister, and now Australian Prime Minister, engineered a successful ambush of Tony Abbott as the evening newsfeeds started getting busy.  When the vote came in, Turnbull had garnered 54 votes to Abbott’s 44. The question was one of timing. The Coalition had been registering losses in poll …