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Gillard poised to defeat Rudd
|Contributor||Gaear Grimsrud |
|Last Edited||Gaear Grimsrud Jun 23, 2010 10:58am|
|Media||TV News - Australian Broadcasting Corporation News|
|News Date||Wednesday, June 23, 2010 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Kevin Rudd is spending one last long night as Prime Minister. |
Shortly after 10:15pm yesteday he announced that he had acceded to a request from his deputy Julia Gillard to spill the leadership at a ballot to be held at 9:00am AEST today.
"It's important I believe, in the interests of the Party and the Government, for these matters to be resolved as a matter of urgency," he said.
His supporters say the party vote is evenly poised. The Gillard camp says she had the numbers before making a single call.