Earlier tonight Julia Gillard was Australia’s Prime Minister, but tonight Kevin Rudd is PM again.
Rudd has won the Labor leadership ballot 57 to 45 – three years after he lost it to Gillard.
The battle between Rudd and Gillard all started when Australians awoke on June 24, 2010 to news they had a new Prime Minister – the nation’s first woman. Gillard has recently said that in 2010 the Labor Party was in a period of paralysis and is why the change originally needed to happen.
Nevertheless, over time the paralysis has turned to bickering and squabbling and this is why Gillard wanted to hold the ballot today: “For far too long we have seen squabbling in the Labor Party,” She said.
One of her most recent victories was the creation of Disability Care. Gillard said she had much left to do for the country. However, the agreement was the person to lose the ballot would resign from politics.
Ms Gillard said she will look back with a sense of pride and achievement about things that have changed at local schools and hospitals.
She is knitting a gift for William and Kate’s baby and this shows how normal she is and will be remembered as a strong, iconic woman who gave it her very all.
It is understood Rudd will call an August election.
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