June 26, 2013
Kevin Rudd has prevailed in a dramatic Labor leadership ballot, defeating Julia Gillard 57-45 and paving the way for him to return to the prime ministership.
The vote was the third time the Labor leadership has come to a head this Parliament, after Ms Gillard overthrew Mr Rudd in 2010.
Her defeat means Ms Gillard will quit politics at the next election, following her vow to retire if she should lose.
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