Rudd sworn in as PM

Leadership spill

Kevin Rudd has been sworn in as Prime Minister of Australia after staging a dramatic comeback in a leadership ballot last night.

Almost three years to the day since he was ousted from the job by Julia Gillard, he seized the leadership back by winning a Caucus ballot 57 votes to 45.

Anthony Albanese has been sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister, while Chris Bowen returns to the frontbench as Treasurer.

Mr Rudd says Labor can now “start cooking with gas” and take the fight to Opposition Leader Tony Abbott in the next election.

Mr Abbott is demanding the new Prime Minister announce when he will call an election.


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