Rudd dumped as Australia PM | News | Al Jazeera

Rudd dumped as Australia PM

Julia Gillard becomes country's first female leader after Labor MPs back her over Rudd.

    Gillard, Rudd's erstwhile deputy, stood unopposed at a vote of the Labor party's 112 legislators at a meeting on Thursday, hours after a revolt against Rudd.

    Rudd's decision not to stand for reappointment was a sign that he knew his support had collapsed.

    Since she is leader of the majority party in parliament, Gillard's swearing in as prime minister is a formality.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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