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Gillard dumped

, June 26, 2013

Australia's former prime minister Julia Gillard speaks to the media after losing a Labor Party vote at Parliament House in Canberra on June 26. Australia's ruling Labor Party elected former leader Kevin Rudd as prime minister and dumped Gillard on Wednesday, in a dramatic move to try and head off a catastrophic defeat at elections due within three months. Rudd's dramatic return as prime minister came almost three years to the day after he was dumped in favour of Gillard, who was Australia's first female prime minister, and following two aborted leadership attempts, the most recent in March. Reuters/Andrew Taylor 




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