Kevin Rudd stabbed in the back..Australia gets its first female PM..the angry nerd is gone
KEVIN Rudd has stepped down as prime minister of Australia, with Julia Gillard elected to the position unopposed.
There was no need for a leadership ballot as Mr Rudd stepped aside before a vote was taken.
It is understood Ms Gillard had more than enough party support to win the vote if it had taken place.
Ms Gillard had walked into the party room this morning alongside Wayne Swan with a spring in her step and a broad smile.
Mr Rudd walked in from the opposite side of the building with a phalanx of seven supporters. He did his best to maintain a stiff grin alongside Bennelong MP Maxine McKew.
Channel Nine’s Laurie Oakes reported that Mr Rudd broke down in his office after last night’s press conference when he announced this morning’s ballot and was so distraught he was unable to say a few words to his staff.
i have been calling for this for a while but i would have preferred it in an election but either way he is gone..almost felt sorry for him the way his backers turned on him and panicked like rabbits caught in a headlight..so we get gillard now..she voted for everything that rudd did so we have more of the same just rebadged..but at least the nerd is gone..my birthday present from the labor party today