SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack was on Thursday re-elected leader of the junior partner in the coalition government after a strong party showing in last week’s election dispelled internal discontent about his performance.
McCormack was elected leader of the rural-based National Party in February 2018 but he was left struggling to hold onto his position after voters abandoned the party in a state election this year.
McCormack - Position - Saturday - Party - Election
McCormack’s position improved dramatically on Saturday though when the party fared better than expected in a general election that saw Prime Minister Scott Morrison retain power in an upset result.
The result undercut internal...
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