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Gaffe-prone conservative Tony Abbott likely next Australian leader
Gaffe-prone conservative Tony Abbott likely next Australian leader

The conservative politician widely expected to emerge as Australia's  prime minister after Saturday's parliamentary elections has mused publicly that it may not be "a bad thing" that men have more power than women. Liberal Party leader Tony Abbott has also scandalized political circles by praising a fellow candidate for her "sex appeal," denounced abortion as "a question of the mother's convenience" and dismissed the notion of climate change as "absolute crap." Abbott, 55, has been labeled "unelectable" by stalwarts within his own party and was branded by a former U.S. ambassador to Australia -- in a 2010 diplomatic...

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