Tony Abbott Survives Vote On Leadership Spill 61-39
Liberal MPs hold secret ballot in Canberra to consider party leadership.
What We Know So Far
- PM Tony Abbott called party room vote for 09:00.
- 101 MPs voted on motion to spill leadership.
- Motion defeated 61-39.
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