Key gives a nod to Turnbull ahead of Satur­day’s elec­tion

The Dominion Post - - Politics-News -

Prime Min­is­ter John Key has given his tacit back­ing to Aus­tralian coun­ter­part Mal­colm Turnbull ahead of the coun­try’s elec­tion on Satur­day. Turnbull will seek to hold off the chal­lenge of Labor leader Bill Shorten, and Key said he had been in touch with the Lib­eral PM via text lead­ing up to the elec­tion. ‘‘I know Mal­colm well, they’re our sis­ter party. I don’t think there’s too many guesses who I like and who I’d like to see win [but] the Aus­tralian pub­lic will de­cide.’’

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