CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia’s embattled government moved to adjourn parliament on Thursday which would allow its ruling Liberal party to hold a second leadership vote for prime minister.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership looked doomed on Thursday after several senior ministers tendered their resignations and called for a second ballot.
Turnbull narrowly won a ballot on Tuesday against former home affairs minister Peter Dutton. Dutton and senior ministers on Thursday called for a second leadership contest.
(The story corrects paragraph three to show Turnbull narrowly won Tuesday vote par three)
Reporting by Swati Pandey; Editing by Michael Perry