On Monday night, the party held a late-night ballot, which Mr. Abbott lost with 44 votes to his communication minister's 54 votes, making Mr. Turnbull Australia's fourth prime minister since 2013.
The Internet has reacted to the news with the hashtag #PutOutYourOnions, commemorating Abbott for his run as prime minister — and mocking the time he ate an onion (skin and all) while touring an onion farm in Tasmania.
It appears a lot of people are glad to be bidding farewell to Mr. Abbott.
Social media seems to indicate a global consensus on the demise of Tony Abbott. Popularity score: Up there with Dubya. #putyouronionsout— LeeLeeBee (@ShurelyNot) September 14, 2015
Well that's the best news to get whilst crossing the Atlantic! #putyouronionsout— Andy Conaghan (@andyconaghan) September 14, 2015
And there are those who just really love a good onion joke.
Is anyone actually sad that Mr. Abbott's political run is over?
For real though, kinda down to get a new Prime Minister, our current one is just a straight meme at this point #putoutyouronions— Lachlan (@LachlanYT) September 14, 2015
Now I have my Xmas present early I don't know what to ask Santa for #putoutyouronions— Hayden Tee (@Haydentee) September 14, 2015
This woman may be.
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