Australian Labor leader Bill Shorten concedes defeat in Melbourne. (David Crosling/EPA-EFE)Morrison is the conservatives' third prime minister since they were first elected in 2013. Both major parties promised that whoever wins the election will remain prime minister until he next faces the voters' judgment. The parties have changed their rules to make the process of lawmakers replacing a prime minister in mid-term more difficult. During Labor's last six years in office, the party replaced Prime Minister Kevin Rudd with his deputy Julia Gillard, then dumped her for Rudd.
Source: CBC News May 18, 2019 14:31 UTC