Australian PM’s own party defies him in selection of by-election candidate


SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s own party defied his wishes on Friday by nominating a former diplomat instead of a female candidate to run in a crucial by-election for a seat that belonged to the man he deposed in a leadership coup.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, September 10, 2018. AAP/Lukas Coch/via REUTERS

Morrison’s Liberal party, the senior partner in a Liberal-National coalition, nominated Dave Sharma to run in the blue ribbon Sydney seat of Wentworth in…



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