The outcome of the leadership ballot today has demonstrated Tony Abbott will find it devastatingly difficult to unite his party room. With only one vote in it, it should be clear to the newly anointed leader that the party does not stand resolutely behind him. The wets – led as ever by Hockey, Turnbull and Pyne will likely lead a rebellion. Whether this is behind closed doors or in public – as the antics of the right were – only time will tell.
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