Mark McGowan ‘resigns’: Western Australian PM makes major announcement – rumored he will quit
Rumors are circulating that Western Australian Prime Minister Mark McGowan will resign on Monday afternoon after calling a sudden press conference.
The extremely popular politician rose to national prominence during the Covid pandemic and led the way with a tough stance that divided the nation.
He took WA’s top job in 2017 when he led his party to a sweepstakes victory – the biggest in state history.
But he didn’t become a household name until 2020, when he quickly closed his state’s borders to the rest of Australia as Covid cases rose.
Despite external criticism over his response to Covid, Mr McGowan won another term in office with a resounding victory in the 2021 election.
The father-of-three has not given any details about his sudden press conference, sparking rumors that he plans to step down.