Gillard wins Australia leadership challenge

Associated Press
Kevin Rudd, center, arrives with supporters for a caucus meeting in Canberra, Australia, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Monday won a resounding victory in a leadership ballot against Rudd, the party leader she deposed two years ago, and stamped her authority on her government, media reported.   (AP Photo/Alan Porritt, Pool)

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard won a resounding victory Monday against the party leader she deposed two years ago, Kevin Rudd, in a ballot of Labor Party lawmakers that she had ordered in hopes of putting down strife within her unpopular government.

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