Morrison sworn in as Australia’s prime minister

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, second right, is sworn in by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, right, at Government House in Canberra, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The 46th parliament is expected to open in the first week of July.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, second right, is sworn in by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, right, at Government House in Canberra, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The 46th parliament is expected to open in the first week of July.

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Scott Morrison has been sworn in as Australia’s prime minister, 11 days after retaining the position in the country’s general election.

Along with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Morrison was sworn in by Queen Elizabeth’s official representative in Australia, Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, at a ceremony in the capital, Canberra.

Also sworn in was Morrison’s revamped Cabinet, which includes a record seven women, and Australia’s first Aboriginal federal Cabinet member, Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt, who wore a traditional kangaroo skin at the ceremony.

While Morrison only became prime minister though an internal party vote last August in which he replaced Malcolm Turnbull as chief of the ruling Liberal Party, he was returned to the post by voters with an increased majority at the May 18 election.





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