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Defeat stalks Australia's Scott Morrison as May poll looms

Speculation that ruling party could switch leaders before general election

| Australia
Scott Morrison, pictured in Canberra on Feb. 1: the Australian prime minister has benefited from a benign environment.   © AAP/AP

Political historian Chris Wallace is an associate professor at the University of Canberra and the author of "How to Win an Election."

Australia's conservative Liberal-National government reeled last week as internal ructions and pandemic policy incompetence made a change of government likely at an election that must be held by May 21.

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