Australian deputy prime minister under pressure to resignALEX ELLINGHAUSEN Pressure is mounting for Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce to resign. Australia's deputy prime minister was under mounting pressure Wednesday to resign as his party's leader over revelations of a relationship with a former staffer. As leader of the junior party in the governing coalition, Joyce is both the deputy prime minister and acting prime minister when the prime minister is overseas. READ MORE:* Waiting in the wings: The man most likely to replace Barnaby Joyce* Australian Deputy PM's career hangs in the balance* Peter FitzSimons asks what if Barnaby Joyce was a woman? Joyce is to become Australia's acting prime minister next week when Malcolm Turnbull travels to the United States.
Source: Stuff February 14, 2018 01:52 UTC