Skip to comments.Gillard calls leadership ballot (7pm tonight)
Posted on 06/25/2013 11:36:36 PM PDT by Dundee
JULIA Gillard has called for a Labor leadership ballot to be held at 7pm tonight.
''Anyone who believes they should be Labor leader should put themselves forward for this ballot,'' the Prime Minister said.
She said anyone who entered the ballot should commit, in the interests of the party, to resigning from parliament if they lost.
The move forces the Rudd camp to bring forward their preferred timetable for a challenge. They had hoped to engineer a special caucus meeting tomorrow and a challenge on Friday.
I am asking my political party to endorse me as a leader and Prime Minister of purpose," she said
I accept responsibility for my own conduct. People need to accept responsibility for their conduct.
I am aware how debilitating this nonsense is for my political party, for my parliamentary colleagues.
The original plan was to circulate the petition tomorrow to call a special caucus meeting on Thursday evening, with the objective of a leadership ballot on Friday.
Reports that the petition was already circulating caused panic among Julia Gillard's supporters as they realised the Rudd camp had the numbers not only to call a special caucus meeting but to defeat Ms Gillard.
Mr Rudd, who was torn down as prime minister three years ago, is under immense pressure to contest the ballot. However, his office maintains he still intends to board a flight to China on Thursday night...
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Hopefully we will have a different one come Sept 14.
Gillard is embarrassing
So is Rudd. They are both degenerates.
She needs to spend more family time with her live in hairdresser.