The sudden ousting of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott now means the country has had five people fill the position since 2010.
It began with the ousting of Kevin Rudd in June 2010 by his execrable deputy Julia Gillard, she was then ousted in June 2013, back again to Kevin Rudd until September 2013 when (quelle surprise!), Labor get kicked out and in comes budgie-smuggler-in-chief, Liberal leader Tony Abbott at the Aussie general election and then the Liberals start playing the same games as Labor and have ousted Tony Abbott in favour of “effective, but not well loved” new Liberal leader Malcolm Turnbull.
While it might be justified for the Australian electorate to “throw the buggers out!”, they have had very little say in any of this.
For myself, I think that a change of Prime Minister (other than due to his or her death*), in a parliamentary system, should result in an immediate general election. It would mean that the decision of the electorate is paramount and it would also stop a lot of ‘party games‘ such as this.
* – Obviously you wouldn’t want some nut-job being able to force a General Election by the assassination of a Prime Minister.