Australia's outgoing PM to resign from parliament leaving govt one-seat majority at risk
SYDNEY, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Australia's outgoing prime
minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Friday he would resign from
parliament "not before too long" after being ousted in a
leadership battle, leaving the government's one-seat majority at
Turnbull's resignation would leave the government of new
Prime Minister Scott Morrison facing a by-election for
Turnbull's Sydney seat that could see it lose its one-seat
"I'll be leaving the parliament not before too long. As I
have always said. I've been very clear about that. It's not a
secret," Turnbull told reporters in Canberra.
Treasurer Morrison will become Australia's 30th prime
minister after winning a Liberal party leadership vote on
Friday, ending an internecine battle that has scarred the
conservative government ahead of an election due by May 2019.
(Reporting by Swati Pandey; Editing by Michael Perry)
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