How does a political party choose its leader?
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Good question about our political leaders, Joelle! The leaders of the political parties in the Australian Parliament are elected in 2 main ways:
- In some political parties, the parliamentary members of the party vote to elect the leader. Parliamentary members are senators and members of the House of Representatives.
- In other political parties, both parliamentary members and non-parliamentary members of the party get a say in the leader of their party.