The Australian Labor Party caucus is meeting this morning for a leadership vote. PM Kevin Rudd has lost the support of the powerful Australian Workers’ Union and an array of the ALP’s factions to Julia Gillard. It’s been a dramatic fall for Rudd, who was so incredibly popular for his first two year’s as PM (if it can happen there…).*
Gillard will make a stark contrast to the strange conservative leader of the Liberals, Tony Abbott, but has a lot of work to do to win Labor a second term.
*(ever seen Rove’s ‘Kevin Rudd PM‘? Hilarious)