Australian PM Turnbull To Quit

August 23, 2018 – Australia’s prime minister says he’ll quit Parliament if his party wants a leadership ballot.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he plans to hold a party meeting tomorrow if a majority of his ruling conservative Liberal Party lawmakers want it.

If that meeting calls for a leadership ballot, he will quit Parliament.

That would create a by-election that could cost the government its single-seat majority or spur his replacement to immediately call a general election.