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    Here Are Some Tweets That Perfectly Define The State Of Australian Politics Right Now

    The state of it all.

    Australians woke on Tuesday to news that has become alarmingly common: It was on.

    there's no prime minister. you know what that means: time to go and do a consequence-free fart on the governor-general

    there's no PM, there are no laws, it's time to grab a brick and get that 50" tv you've been eyeing off

    Home affairs minister Peter Dutton put his hand up to challenge Malcolm Turnbull for the position as Australia’s Big Dog. People were a bit exasperated by the news.

    Australia your prime minister is... #auspol #libspill

    I think we can all agree that leadership spills are much better when they are announced the night before so we can all salivate over them longer. #libspill

    See, Australia has had a few of these in recent years. Honestly, speculation has constantly surrounded the Australian prime minister’s stability ever since Kevin Rudd was rolled in 2010.

    Anyway, Turnbull ended up winning the leadership vote, 48 to 35. So nothing much has changed. But still!!!

    48-35 in a spill that was about as well organised as a college booze-up. That’s an absolute shocker.

    Will the speculation end? People are...unconvinced, to say the least.

    well i’m sure that’s the last we’ll hear of that.

    What a deliciously conclusive result. All the leadership speculation will definitely die down now.

    People had thoughts about Dutton’s loss — especially given he reportedly later resigned from his position.

    once again a queensland cop falls victim to the concept of counting

    Dutton joining Abbott on the backbench #auspoll #libspill

    for any foreign followers #libspill is the purge

    Of course, potato jokes were made.

    tfw you're a potato and also not prime minister

    guess we better put out our potatoes

    In summary:

    I am just deeply embarrassed to be Australian right now #libspill

    Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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