Barnaby Joyce survives another day as Nationals leader and Deputy PM despite pressure to quit – UNBELIEVABLE

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce looks deep in thought during question time in parliament.

Barnaby Joyce has survived a bid by some of his own MPs to force him to quit the National Party leadership.

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Nationals MPs are split, with a small group pushing for the Deputy Prime Minister to resign, while a second group believes he is deeply wounded by recent revelations about his private life but is prepared to give him more time.

The third group β€” which supports him keeping his job as leader β€” has so far prevailed.

Nationals backbencher Ken O’Dowd told journalists on Wednesday morning a new leader could be found to replace Mr Joyce.

But Mr Joyce received strong backing from other Nationals, including Cabinet minister David Littleproud and party whip Michelle Landry.

via Barnaby Joyce survives another day as Nationals leader and Deputy PM despite pressure to quit – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)