National Party of Australia leadership election, 2016

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National Party of Australia leadership election, 2016
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Candidate Barnaby Joyce
Caucus vote elected unopposed

Leader before election

Warren Truss

Elected Leader

Barnaby Joyce

A leadership election of the National Party of Australia took place on 11 February 2016.


On 11 February 2016, National Party leader, Warren Truss announced his intention to retire at the 2016 federal election would immediately stand aside as Leader of The Nationals. MP for New England, Barnaby Joyce, was elected unopposed as Truss' replacement, with Fiona Nash as his deputy.[1] Consequently, Joyce was then sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister of Australia on 18 February 2016.[2]


  1. "As it happened: Barnaby Joyce elected unopposed to Nationals leadership, Fiona Nash deputy". ABC News. Australia. 11 February 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  2. "Ministerial Swearing-in Ceremony". Events. Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2016.

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