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1982 Liberal Party of Australia leadership spill

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A spill of the leadership of the Liberal Party of Australia took place on 8 April 1982, following former Foreign Minister Andrew Peacock's dissatisfaction with the party's direction under Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser. Fraser beat Peacock's challenge for the leadership of the Liberal Party, 54 votes to 27.[1]

Liberal Party of Australia
leadership spill, 1982
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Candidate Malcolm Fraser Andrew Peacock
Caucus vote 54 27
Percentage 66.66 33.33

Leader before election

Malcolm Fraser

Elected Leader

Malcolm Fraser

ResultsEdit

The following table gives the ballot results:

Name Votes Percentage
Malcolm Fraser 54 66.66
Andrew Peacock 27 33.33

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australian premier coasts past leadership challenge". The Christian Science Monitor. 9 April 1982. Retrieved 3 December 2016.