Australia Climate Minister Combet Resigns After Leadership Vote
“It is well known that I have been a strong supporter of Julia Gillard,” Combet said today in an e-mailed statement
Gillard said she asked the Governor General to commission Rudd as the new prime minister. He may need the support of independent lawmakers in parliament if Tony Abbott, leader of the opposition, calls a no-confidence vote.
Wayne Swan, deputy prime minister and treasurer, also resigned his positions today.
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