Australia’s ‘space invader’ PM narrowly beaten in pre-election debate

FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, April 11, 2019. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas via REUTERS

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Both major Australian parties lost candidates over social media gaffes on Friday ahead of this month’s election as leaders locked horns in a debate in which a one-liner from the opposition leader earned him a narrow edge. Prime Minister Scott Morrison forced a candidate to quit his Liberal Party over Islamophobic comments […]

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