© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull stands next to Barnaby Joyce, Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, during an official signing ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia March
CANBERRA (Reuters) – Barnaby Joyce will be Australia’s new deputy prime minister after winning a leadership contest in the government’s junior coalition partner on Monday, local media reported.
Joyce was previously Australia’s deputy prime minister from 2016 to 2018 but resigned after an extramarital affair with a former staff member.
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