Julia Gillard survives leadership vote unopposed

Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd ruled out a challenge to incumbent Julia Gillard in a vote for the leadership of the Labor Party.

Julia Gillard will remain as Prime Minister after she stood unopposed in a leadership ballot.

Julia Gillard survives leadership vote unopposed
Julia Gillard survives leadership vote unopposed Credit: JULIAN SMITH/AAP/Press Association Images

Rudd, who was rolled by Gillard in 2010, said he gave his word a year ago that he would not challenge again, and that he would only return to the leadership if drafted with the overwhelming support of the Labor Party. But he said those circumstances did not exist at present.

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