SYDNEY – The Australian deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has his resignation been announced. The leader of the conservative National Party was under fire after it was known that he had an extramarital affair with an employee who is pregnant of him. He stops Monday as party leader.
Through the affair there was great disagreement arise in the coalition. Joyce refused initially to steps. Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull was last week with a ban on sexual relationships between ministers and their immediate staff, after the behavior of Joyce a “stunningly large error in judgment” had been mentioned.
The centre-right coalition of Turnbull but a majority of one seat. Because Joyce will return to the parliament will hold the coalition to its narrow majority.