Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Quits After Having Extramarital Affair

 

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Barnaby Joyce, Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources/gettyimages

Joyce,50, quits as Australia’s deputy prime minister due to extramarital affairs with Vikki Campion ( former media adviser ) who is now expecting a baby for him.

Barnaby Joyce said he will step down on Monday as leader of the National party, the junior partner in Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s centre-right coalition; he also said, He will remain in parliament, safeguarding Turnbull’s shaky one-seat majority. Joyce’s decision came after a falling-out with Turnbull, who is in the United States for meetings with President Donald Trump and who declined to leave him in charge while he is out of the country. Turnbull called Joyce’s affair a “shocking error of judgment” last week, to which Joyce responded by calling Turnbull “inept”.

Source: Bloomberg.com

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