Clive Palmer, Netizens say goodbye to Tony Abbot as Malcolm Turnbull becomes new Australian Prime Minister

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Tony Abbott
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (2nd L) speaks with sailors after arriving aboard the U.S. Navy's aircraft carrier the USS Blue Ridge as it enters Sydney Harbour, Australia, July 3, 2015. The ship is in Australia to participate in the joint military exercise with Australian forces named 'Talisman Sabre' which begins next week. Reuters/Tim Hunter/Pool

Tony Abbot has been ousted as Australia’s Prime Minister after the Liberal Party favoured Malcolm Turnbull with 54 votes out of Abbot’s 44. Netizens have taken to social media to express their opinions on the result, some mocking the liberal party’s vote with the hash tag #libspill while others say their goodbyes to Abbot through hilarious memes.

The Typewriter.org has listed down some of the hilarious goodbye memes for Abbot. Twitter user Jo Alabaster seemed to make fun of Abbot’s penchant for eating onions when she shared a photo of the vegetables hanging inside its net on a doorway. She captioned the image, “Goodbye, Tone” along with the hash tags #putyouronions,  #libspill and #auspol.

Another photo shared by Senator Ricky Muir on Twitter showed a spilled coffee mug with the caption, “I was liberally enjoying a coffee and then it spilt #libspill.”

Twitter user Natalie Bochenski on the other hand shared a photo of Malcolm and Abbot cheek-to-cheek and labelled the image, “The Killing Season Series 2.” She also captioned the photo,“Gee, the ABC moves quickly these days, doesn’t it?” along with the hash tags #returnbull, #libspill and  #auspol.

Meanwhile, Parliament Member and Australian politician and businessman Clive Palmer recorded his farewell message to Tony Abbot in a couple of videos. In the first video below, Palmer is seen inside what looked to be a car and is heard somewhat singing his goodbyes as he tells Abbot “goodbye Tony” over and over again and telling him it’s “time to go time to roll over.”

The second video seemed to have been taken inside an office where Palmer is once again saying his “goodbye Tony Abbot” in repetition. He ended his video message with, “Twidleytoo.”

Described as an “eccentric crossbencher” by Buzzfeed, Palmer tweeted the link to his YouTube video to several media outlets and to several politicians after he sent a single tweet saying,” #Twidleytoo.” He tweeted the video link to “The Today Show,” Sky News, to “Sunrise on 7” and even to the new Australian Prime Minister himself Malcolm Turnbull as seen in this screengrab shared by Buzzfeed.

According to Buzzfeed, Palmer’s infamous goodbye video is nothing new in Australian politics. He reportedly also once recorded his goodbye video last year in February for Campbell Newman. He also bid Bronwyn Bishop goodbye before she resigned in August this year.

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