Kevin Rudd defeats Julia Gillard 57-45 in Labor leadership ballot, paving way for a return to PM – Labor in Turmoil

Kevin Rudd has prevailed in a dramatic Labor leadership ballot, defeating Julia Gillard and paving the way for him to return to the prime ministership.

Labor caucus returning officer Chris Hayes says that Mr Rudd won the leadership ballot 57-45.

The vote was the third time the Labor leadership has come to a head this Parliament, after Ms Gillard overthrew Mr Rudd in 2010 — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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