Butler trying to secure second term against pushback from the right faction

The former South Australian premier Jay Weatherill has endorsed the Labor left frontbencher Mark Butler to remain as ALP national president, underscoring his longstanding commitment to party democratisation.

The fresh endorsement surfaced just before the close of nominations for the ALP national president on Friday. Butler, currently party president, is trying to secure a second term against significant pushback from the right faction.

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