Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Australian Foreign Minister Resigns, Claiming Lack of Support from PM

Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd resigned earlier todsay (February 22) amidst rumors that he would soon mount an effort to topple Prime Minister Julia Gillard. The announcement was made in Washington.

COMMENT: Despite Gillard's efforts to put a happy face on the strength of her minority government, observers suggest that her government would lose if an election were held now. Nevertheless, Australia's next national election is due in 2013. Gillard toppled Rudd in a party room coup in 2010.

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