Victor P Taffa
While Northern Territory Chief Minister Terry Mills was in Japan to promote the Northern Territory a party room meeting was called and Transport Minister Adam Giles was installed as Chief Minister.
The vote in favour of Giles was reported to have been 11-5. Former Health Minister Dave Tollner has emerged as Deputy Chief Minister.
Since the election of the Mills Government in August 2012 there has been rumblings and discontent amongst senior Ministers. In his first Ministry Terry Mills overlooked then Deputy Opposition Leader Kezia Purick as Deputy Chief Minister in favour of Robyn Lambley.
Robyn Lambley later resigned and was replaced by Willem Westra van Holthe.
Health Minister Dave Tollner was sacked from cabinet as the Country Liberal Party suffered a massive defeat in the Wanguri By-Election.
Poor opinion poll ratings have dogged Terry Mills that culminated in his removal as Chief Minister by his Parliamentary colleagues.