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Morrison first recent Australian leader to survive 3 years

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

CANBERRA, Australia - In at least one sense, Scott Morrison has become the most successful Australian prime minister in years just by standing for reelection on Saturday.
He is the first to survive in office from one election to the next since 2007. That year, the government of Australia's second-longest-serving Prime Minister John Howard was voted out after a reign of almost 12 years.
Between Howard and Morrison, there have been four prime ministers including Kevin Rudd who served twice during an extraordinary period of political instability in Australia.
Rudd's second stint ended when...
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