Tony Abbott has survived a Liberal Party spill motion but looks set to be replaced by no one in coming months.
Although 61 Liberal Party MPs voted for Tony Abbott to remain as leader with no one running against him, 39 others voted for no one.
One MP, who found the choice between Tony Abbott and a non-entity impossible, lodged an informal vote.
A key supporter of no one said that the result of the Liberal Party spill vote showed Tony Abbott’s days as PM were numbered.
“It’s amazing. No one got 39 votes. This means no one just needs 12 more votes to become leader of the Liberal Party.”
In an ominous sign for Mr Abbott, every frontbencher interviewed by the media confirmed that no one would challenge Tony Abbott in coming months.
“How good would it be to see no one sworn is as our next Prime Minister,” said a Liberal Party backbencher.
“Everyone knows no one is perfect.”
“In fact I’m sure everyone – even Tony Abbott’s biggest supporters – will agree that no one would be a better Prime Minister than Tony Abbott.”
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