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And Australia has a new Prime Minister

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:07 am UTC
by trebor
http://www.smh.com.au/national/gillard--to-become-australias-first-female-prime-minister-as-tearful-rudd-stands-aside-20100624-yzvw.html

Julia Gillard has been voted as leader of the Labour party, ousting the current Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

Kevin Rudd had recently lost a lot of popularity in the polls after the media went against him in his decision to tax the mining companies. I personally like Gillard, she seems like she can make good choices and I've supported what she's done so far, however it's a bit sad for Kevin, I really supported him as well and only a year ago he was one of the most popular prime ministers ever.

Anyways, I hope she calls an election soon, he honeymoon period should allow her to easily beat the creepy Abbott.

Really doesn't need a separate thread to the one already discussing the new PM. -Hawk

Re: And Australia has a new Prime Minister

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:08 am UTC
by meatyochre