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    Tony Abbott Survives Vote On Leadership Spill 61-39

    Liberal MPs hold secret ballot in Canberra to consider party leadership.

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    AAP

    Tony Abbott faced vote on his future.

    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.

    Updates

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    Election seems so long ago: Tony Abbott's career Newspoll ratings.

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    Full text of Abbott's post-spill statement.

    Via Prime Minister's Office
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    "I love this country. I will do my best to help our country to succeed" [wipes tear] #libspill #auspol

    Simon Crerar@simoncrerarFollow

    "I love this country. I will do my best to help our country to succeed" [wipes tear] #libspill #auspol

    10:21 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Job Done: for now.

    AAP
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    WTF? Abbott not doing a press conference?

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    The sentiment of the 61-39 figure among the gallery #libspill

    Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStefFollow

    The sentiment of the 61-39 figure among the gallery #libspill

    9:46 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Prime Minister | PM Tony Abbott emerges from the Party room after surviving the leadership spill

    andrew meares@mearesyFollow

    Prime Minister | PM Tony Abbott emerges from the Party room after surviving the leadership spill

    9:48 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    So many blue ties wandering behind Abbott. Coordinated dress code for those supporting the PM in #libspill, perhaps?

    Jamila Rizvi@JamilaRizviFollow

    So many blue ties wandering behind Abbott. Coordinated dress code for those supporting the PM in #libspill, perhaps?

    9:48 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    The impeccably dressed Madam Speaker Bronwyn Bishop brings up the rear.

    ABC News 24
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    Tony Abbott and supporters emerge grim faced from party room.

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    9:34 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Original Gillard-Rudd challenge was 71:31

    Fergus Ryan@fryanFollow

    Original Gillard-Rudd challenge was 71:31

    9:23 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    “The result is very clear…these matters are dealt without debate.” Philip Ruddock #itson #libspill

    BuzzFeed Australia@BuzzFeedOzFollow

    “The result is very clear…these matters are dealt without debate.” Philip Ruddock #itson #libspill

    9:19 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    BREAKING: leadership spill defeated 61-39 #libspill

    Kieran Gilbert@Kieran_GilbertFollow

    BREAKING: leadership spill defeated 61-39 #libspill

    9:16 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Counting under way in Liberal part room: result expected shortly.

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    I’m no body language expert but something is going on here: #libspill

    Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStefFollow

    I’m no body language expert but something is going on here: #libspill

    9:05 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Great question. RT @JoannaEHeath: Where's Joe Hockey? Not with the PM in the front rows of that group.....

    Latika Bourke @latikambourkeFollow

    Great question. RT @JoannaEHeath: Where's Joe Hockey? Not with the PM in the front rows of that group.....

    9:03 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Tony Abbott has walked in leading a party of 28 ministers and backbenchers. A long procession, but 52 needed to defeat #libspill.

    Jared Owens@jaredowensFollow

    Tony Abbott has walked in leading a party of 28 ministers and backbenchers. A long procession, but 52 needed to defeat #libspill.

    9:00 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    PM marches into party room meeting with big mob of supporters. #libspill (@lipporocks)

    Sky News Australia@SkyNewsAustFollow

    PM marches into party room meeting with big mob of supporters. #libspill (@lipporocks)

    9:00 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Newspoll: Abbott v Turnbull. Overall 25-64%; Lib voters 54-40%; ALP voters 9-83%. http://t.co/VbVqeEGlsB

    Phillip Hudson@PhillipMHudsonFollow

    Newspoll: Abbott v Turnbull. Overall 25-64%; Lib voters 54-40%; ALP voters 9-83%. http://t.co/VbVqeEGlsB

    8:58 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Cory Bernardi walking in with two frontbencher's who PM Abbott recently dumped: Brett Mason and David Johnston. #Libspill

    Latika Bourke @latikambourkeFollow

    Cory Bernardi walking in with two frontbencher's who PM Abbott recently dumped: Brett Mason and David Johnston.

    #Libspill

    8:54 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Judgment day as Newspoll shows Tony Abbott is losing voters. http://t.co/0m7ac0I3eT #libspill #auspol

    The Australian@australianFollow

    Judgment day as Newspoll shows Tony Abbott is losing voters. http://t.co/0m7ac0I3eT #libspill #auspol

    8:37 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Stunning spill motion arithmetic: 101 votes. Bare majority 51. 41 ministers & Whips (35+6) bound vote against. PM just needs 10 from 60.

    Malcolm Farr@farrm51Follow

    Stunning spill motion arithmetic: 101 votes. Bare majority 51. 41 ministers & Whips (35+6) bound vote against. PM just needs 10 from 60.

    8:09 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Remember everyone, the first person to tweet the spill vote numbers wins the prestigious "I had someone text me the numbers prize"

    Greg Jericho@GrogsGamutFollow

    Remember everyone, the first person to tweet the spill vote numbers wins the prestigious "I had someone text me the numbers prize"

    8:17 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    The @thewest_com_au front page today is gold. Five stars. #libspill

    Sally Whyte@sallywhyteFollow

    The @thewest_com_au front page today is gold. Five stars. #libspill

    8:20 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    @theage If you don't believe Tony Abbott is a broken individual, then there might be something wrong with your system.

    Dolly Diamond@_DollyDiamondFollow

    @theage If you don't believe Tony Abbott is a broken individual, then there might be something wrong with your system.

    8:14 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Potential challenger Malcolm Turnbull arrives at Parliament House: does this look like The Kingslayer?

    AAP
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    Praying for his future? Prime Minister arrives at traditional “opening parliament” church service.

    Sky
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    Vote is only going to be of 101 MPs. Ross Vasta away. His wife just had a baby. Ruddock's office confirmed #libspill

    Lanai Scarr (Vasek)@pollietrackerFollow

    Vote is only going to be of 101 MPs. Ross Vasta away. His wife just had a baby. Ruddock's office confirmed #libspill

    7:16 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    Abbott supporter Peter Dutton on Today with Karl Stefanovic: "PM needs a chance... to talk about the positive things, stopping the boats, national security issues”.

    Today
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    Biggest Canberra news day of the year... and...

    Mark Di Stefano@MarkDiStefFollow

    Biggest Canberra news day of the year... and...

    6:31 AM - 09 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Canberra's only newspaper is splashing on Fairfax Media's Netflix rival Stan.

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    Prime Minister Abbott enters this morning’s crucial meet­ing under the shadow of the LNP's worst polling ­figures since his potential rival Malcolm Turnbull led the Liberal party in 2009.

    AAP

    Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop pictured in Sydney yesterday.

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