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Old 14 September 2015, 01:11 PM
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Australia Australia has a new man in charge

http://www.theguardian.com/australia...-in-party-vote

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Malcolm Turnbull is set to become Australia’s new prime minister after beating Tony Abbott by 54 votes to 44 in a snap Liberal party ballot and promising the country a new, respectful, slogan-free leadership style.

The Liberal party whip Scott Buchholz announced the results to waiting journalists about 30 minutes after the meeting of parliamentarians began. There was one informal vote.

Julie Bishop remains deputy Liberal leader and a ministerial shakeup looms after the leadership upheaval.
As long as he isn't a total NFBSKing dunce like Abbott was. Here's footage from the last interview he gave to 7.30

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Old 16 September 2015, 04:06 AM
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This also happened with Gillard and Rudd. It's also happens here occasionally - although the last time was in 1997. Is it democratic? Who the leader is plays a huge part in deciding which party people vote for and changes in leadership can lead to radical changes in policies. I feel a country's leader should not change without an election.

I was going to post this in stupid questions, but could such a change take place in the US?
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Old 16 September 2015, 05:30 AM
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The US doesn't have anything quite like a prime minister. If you mean can the president be changed by congress, the answer is no. Even if removed by impeachment for some terrible crime such as lying about relations under oath, the house and the senate would not normally get to select the person who would fill the space.

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Old 16 September 2015, 11:04 AM
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Several comments were made that Australia has had more prime ministers than Italy in the last few years.
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Old 16 September 2015, 02:33 PM
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Even if removed by impeachment for some terrible crime such as lying about relations under oath, the house and the senate would not normally get to select the person who would fill the space.
To expand on this, the closest we could get to this would be Congress approving a replacement Vice President who later becomes President when the current President is no longer capable of fulfilling the terms of the office. This is how Gerald Ford became President.

Congress (specifically the House of Representatives) can choose the President when no candidate for President has a majority of the vote, but this is only done during normal Presidential elections and has to be from the three candidates who got the most votes for President.
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Old 16 September 2015, 03:07 PM
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Congress (specifically the House of Representatives) can choose the President when no candidate for President has a majority of the vote, but this is only done during normal Presidential elections and has to be from the three candidates who got the most votes for President.
I also don't think it's ever actually happened. Certainly not in modern times.
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Old 16 September 2015, 04:28 PM
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Not in modern times, but that is how John Quincy Adams became President.
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Old 16 September 2015, 04:44 PM
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Ah. Thanks for the correction, GenYus.
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Old 16 September 2015, 05:21 PM
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No problem, being right is my favorite activity.
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