Despite the divisive result, with 45 votes going to new Prime Minister Scott Morrison and 40 to his contender Peter Dutton, Mr Tehan assured the media outlet his party was united behind their new leader.
Treasurer of Australia Scott Morrison arrives for a party meeting in Canberra, Australia August 24, 2018.
Morrison is the fourth prime minister in five years, a period of political instability that Australia has not experienced since the early 1900s. "I look forward to building a really strong relationship with him", Ms Ardern said.
"PM Morrison is the most market-friendly option", said Annette Beacher, Chief Asia-Pac Macro Strategist at TD Securities in Singapore.
But Dutton's campaign backfired when he lost the second contest to Turnbull's treasurer Scott Morrison by five votes.
Nearly three years since seizing power in a late-night coup, Malcolm Turnbull stood down on Friday (Aug 24) after the wave of popularity that lifted him to power evaporated.
Mr Turnbull did not contest the ballot and later confirmed his intention to quit politics.
Some lawmakers who were against the change of prime minister said they had agreed to sign the petition in a bid to end the impasse.
ACT Senator Zed Seselja said there were more than 40 signatures, telling the ABC it would be "extraordinary and I would say untenable" to leave Canberra for a fortnight "without having resolved this issue in the party room". "I think it was played at a recent inauguration, can't remember which".
"Until we have generational change inside politics and the next generation of politicians come through ..."
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Morrison is likely to place a high value on Australia's close military and diplomatic relationship with the United States, which Turnbull had maintained despite a hard early telephone conversation in January 2017 with Trump, who complained that the refugee agreement he inherited from President Barack Obama was a "stupid deal".
New Zealand has recently hit sticking points in the trans-Tasman relationship, including the impact on New Zealanders of Australia's policy of deporting foreigners who've served 12 months or more in prison or are deemed a threat to Australia.
Former opposition leader John Hewson, now an analyst at the Australian National University, said the turmoil was indicative of a new breed of unprincipled politicians, coupled with a voracious media cycle that appeals to their worst instincts.
On Thursday, he told reporters that Australians would be "rightly appalled by what they are witnessing".
The political in-fighting continues in the Liberal party room.
Turnbull plans to resign from Parliament soon.
If he moves out of politics, it would spark a by-election for his Sydney seat, threatening the government's one-seat parliamentary majority.
His government was also upended by a freakish citizenship crisis that ruled 15 lawmakers ineligible for office for holding dual nationalities and it has trailed the opposition Labor party for 37 consecutive fortnightly opinion polls.
The next general election is not due until next year and Morrison will want to rebuild the Liberals' tattered support base first; but he may not get the chance, as opinion polls indicate most voters believe he should seek a new mandate.