Ten government ministers in Australia have offered to resign following a failed bid to oust Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as party leader.
BBC reports that Mr Turnbull narrowly won an internal party leadership vote on Tuesday but is now likely to face a second challenge.
He accepted the resignation of his challenger, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, and one other minister.
The PM is under pressure because of a long run of poor polling and a divisive energy policy.
His centre-right coalition will face a general election by May next year, after recently losing a key by-election in Queensland.
Aside from Mr Dutton, those who offered resignations included three senior ministers in Mr Turnbull’s 23-member cabinet, Australian media reported.
The opposition Labor party has accused the government of being in “chaos”.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Mr Turnbull said: “What I’m endeavouring to do is to obviously ensure that the party is stable, to maintain the stability of the government of Australia.”