Rudd became prime minister in 2007 but was ousted in 2010 by his then-deputy in an internal party showdown. He reclaimed the leadership on June 26 and changed several key policy positions, and Labor started gaining ground in opinion polls.Nick Economou, a Monash University political scientist, said Rudd had been surprisingly successful in portraying himself as a new prime minister instead of the same leader who was once dumped by his colleagues.
Australians To Go To The Polls On Sept. 7
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