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1983 Liberal Party of Australia leadership election

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An election for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Australia took place on 11 March 1983, following the resignation of Malcolm Fraser following his defeat at the 1983 federal election. The contest was won by Andrew Peacock over John Howard by 36 votes to 20.[1]

Liberal Party of Australia
leadership election, 1983
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Candidate Andrew Peacock John Howard
Caucus vote 36 20
Percentage 64.28 35.72

Leader before election

Malcolm Fraser

Elected Leader

Andrew Peacock

ResultsEdit

The following table gives the ballot results:

Name Votes Percentage
Andrew Peacock 36 64.28
John Howard 20 35.72

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Liberal Leadership". The Canberra Times. 12 March 1983. p. 2.