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Gillard remains leader of Labour party

Crisis diverted for Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard - but a messy day in Australian politics It all started at a parlimentary session on Thursday-- after getting pressure from fellow Labor party members to step down as prime minister, Gillard called for a leadership vote. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA JULIA GILLARD, SAYING: "For the information of the house I have determined that there will be a ballot for the leadership and the deputy leadership of the Labor party at 4.30 (0530GMT) today. In the meantime take your best shot." The vote came and went. But the man expected to challenge her, former Australian prime minster Kevin Rudd, said he was in fact NOT going to challenge Gillard. He didn't have enough support. (SOUNDBITE)(English) FORMER AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER KEVIN RUDD, SAYING: "The only circumstances under which I would consider a return to the leadership would be if there was an overwhelming majority of the parli

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