工党领导权之争今天上午揭晓:

Julia Gillard has triumphed over Kevin Rudd 71 votes to 31 in a battle for the Labor party leadership. Both have now vowed to set aside internal party squabbles and focus their efforts on beating Tony Abbott in the 2013 federal election.

周日记者在国会的调查就显示陆克文在工党同僚中只有1/3的支持率。今天上午奇迹果然没有发生。党内选举击败陆克文后GILLARD民望再降,创造了 26%的支持率新低。大部分人无法去了解他们本人,但大家都知道GILLARD是以“政变”取得总理之位,使得GILLARD的领导饱受质疑,明年选举工党难以再保执政党地位。 不过看看这些后续事件,都很有水平。

 

后续事件:

1 RUDD落败后讲话:

"I congratulate Julia on her strong win today. The caucus has spoken and I accept their verdict.

"To those who did not vote for me, can I thank them for their friendship and civility. To those who have been a little more willing in their character analysis of me, can I say the following: I bear no grudges.

"I bear no one any malice and if I’ve done wrong to anyone with what I’ve said and what I’ve done, I apologise.

"It’s well past time that those wounds were healed. Our purpose is to serve the nation, not ourselves
Our purpose is to serve the people of Australia, not ourselves.

"To Julia I would say the following: I accept fully the verdict of the caucus and I dedicate myself fully to her re-election as prime minister of Australia."

"I’d like to thank ASIS and its director Nick Warner … and that’s about all I can say about that."

2 吉拉德获胜后讲话 :An unusually punctual Julia Gillard is up now.

"Australians have had a gutful of seeing us focus on ourselves. Today I want to say to Australians one and all, this issue, the leadership question is now determined.

"I have today received the overwhelming endorsement of my Labor colleagues.

"I can assure you that this political drama is over and you [the public] are back at centre stage where you should properly be."

3 GILLARD获胜后对空出来的外交部长一职发表讲话 ,强调团结:

"We have come together before and we will do so now. At the end of the day as Labor people we are driven by a common purpose.

"I want to say to Kevin Rudd for the days that lie beyond, as a nation as a Labor party we must honour his achievements as PM.

"He’s been an amazing advocate of Australia’s interest on the world stage.

"As for now Dr [Craig] Emerson will act as minister for foreign affairs."

And a seemingly rushed and slightly testy Ms Gillard was keen to get the leadership issue behind her as soon as possible:

"I absolutely believe that united we can win the next election and I am determined that in the 2013 election we will do so.

"I feel impatient, I want to get on with the job of building this nation’s future."

4 绿党领导人也在紧急新闻发布会上祝贺GILLARD。

5 反对党自由党领导人TONY ABOTT召开发布会发表评论:

今天的事件不是一起政治胜利,而是GILLARD的a stay of execution(缓期执行)

6高调支持RUDD的Anthony Albanese,祝贺GILLARD,

Congratulations to Prime Minister Gillard.

 

7获胜后GILLARD:

Only Labor has an agenda for Australia’s future – making it stronger and fairer. JG

 

 

 

表态支持KEVIN的五位部长分别是:

Mr Albanese holds the Infrastructure and Transport portfolios and is the government leader in the House. He offered to resign all positions but Ms Gillard rejected his resignation, meaning he will stay.

More unclear are the futures of the other four –:

the Immigration Minister, Chris Bowen, the Housing Minister, Robert McClelland, the Resources Minister, Martin Ferguson, and the Manufacturing Minister, Kim Carr.

 

 

引用几句评论”

It isn’t a side show at all. Rudd maybe a poor administrator as a Prime Minister but he clearly holds the confidence of far more Australians than Gillard does or ever will. Her ethical conductor since gaining office does her or Labor little credit, she has deceived the public over a key election promise, just as she deceived Wilkie. She has implicitly attacked the right to free speech by condemning Julian Assange and having threatened print media in general.

 

It seems likely that J Gillard will indeed beat K Rudd in the leadership ballot. But she and her supporters are being very foolish if they think that is the end of it. She is still un-electable, no matter where her caucus puts its head on Monday (eg the sand). Just as when she came to power, her PM-ship is not accepted by the voters who vote for Labor. Never was and never will be.
This remains a political will issue, not a question of whether the Labor Govt has done good things or not.

 

"The caucus overwhelmingly ignored the polls giving Rudd the advantage over both the PM and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.:"

Truly a party in touch with the people of Australia!

 

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FINAL COUNT
Gillard 71 | Rudd 31 | Ineligible 1

2.05pm: For all those on Twitter not following the Prime Minister’s press conference, she has sent out a message rallying the online forces:

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Only Labor has an agenda for Australia’s future – making it stronger and fairer. JG

— Julia Gillard (@JuliaGillard) February 27, 2012

Meanwhile, The Age Political Editor Michelle Grattan has filed this analysis, saying now that Rudd has been vanquished, the hard work starts.

Julia Gillard and her troops have blown Kevin Rudd out of the water with a campaign that used all the political force her backers could muster.

The caucus overwhelmingly ignored the polls giving Rudd the advantage over both the PM and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. MPs were driven by a combination of loyalty, hatred of Rudd and the judgment that overthrowing a second PM in less than two years would get them into worse  trouble than ever.

But what now, amid all the talk of "unity"?

1.58pm: Anthony Albanese, who publicly showed the strains of the Labor leadership struggle with an emotional address declaring his support for Kevin Rudd on the weekend, has been graceful in defeat.

Congratulations to Prime Minister Gillard. Question time with the #noalition at 2pm. Time to #fighttories

— Anthony Albanese(@AlboMP) February 27, 2012

1.45pm: Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is on now, getting his word in before Question Time starts at 2pm. He has described today’s events as a stay of execution for Julia Gillard, rather than a political victory.

"The challenge for this PM is to finally run a competent government. It’s pretty clear based on what we have already seen that nothing will change.

"We are a great country, but we are a great country that is being let down by a bad government. Only the coalition can give Australia the stable and competent government that it needs.

"The clear answer from today is the only way we can get real clarity is from an election. I think the prime minister of this country should be chosen by the people and not by the faceless men. One thing is certain at the moment – the people of Australia do not own the government.

Mr Abbott raises eyebrows by claiming, against the constent "Dr No" allegations levelled against him by the government, that he is "a model of positivity" compared to the actions of the Labor party in the past week.
"I have no confidence in this prime minister. There are 72 Coalition members of the Parliament who have no confidence in the prime minister. There are now 31 members of the caucus who have no confidence in this prime minister.

"I am formally requesting the independents to state their positions, whether they have confidence in this PM."

Greens Leader Bob Brown is also holding a hastily convened press conference ahead of Question Time, where he mentions that he has already sent Julia Gillard a card congratulating her for her win today. Well isn’t that sweet!

1.29pm: "Any more questions?" the press gallery erupts and Julia Gillard exits stage left with a cheeky grin. Fighting Julia was definitely back in the house and keen to, as she said, get on with the job.

1.19pm: More from Ms Gillard. She has promised to announce a ministerial reshuffle in coming days to permanently fill the Foreign Affairs portfolio previously occupied by Kevin Rudd:

"We have come together before and we will do so now. At the end of the day as Labor people we are driven by a common purpose.

"I want to say to Kevin Rudd for the days that lie beyond, as a nation as a Labor party we must honour his achievements as PM.

"He’s been an amazing advocate of Australia’s interest on the world stage.

"As for now Dr [Craig] Emerson will act as minister for foreign affairs."

And a seemingly rushed and slightly testy Ms Gillard was keen to get the leadership issue behind her as soon as possible:

"I absolutely believe that united we can win the next election and I am determined that in the 2013 election we will do so.

"I feel impatient, I want to get on with the job of building this nation’s future."

1.10pm: An unusually punctual Julia Gillard is up now.

"Australians have had a gutful of seeing us focus on ourselves. Today I want to say to Australians one and all, this issue, the leadership question is now determined.

"I have today received the overwhelming endorsement of my Labor colleagues.

"I can assure you that this political drama is over and you [the public] are back at centre stage where you should properly be."

1.01pm: Julia Gillard is up shortly now – about 1.10pm – and is expected to rally the troops to begin presenting a unified image, in stark contrast with the brutal bickering of the past week.

In our latest piece of breaking analysis, Sydney Morning Herald Political Editor Peter Hartcher writes that Labor has overwhelmingly stood by the factions and rejected the will of the people.

For a political party that has been super-sensitive to opinion polls in the past, it was a remarkable rejection of the public will.

The people consistently prefer Kevin Rudd to Julia Gillard as Labor leader by a factor of about two to one. But Labor has gone the other way by a factor of more than two to one. For a party that is on a steady trajectory to electoral defeat, it was an extraordinary act of steely resolve. Or suicidal madness.

Sky News is reporting Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is also likely to hold a press conference before Question Time kicks off at 2pm. There is speculation he will move a motion of no confidence in the government.

12.56pm: Rudd takes no questions as he steps down, giving his wife Therese Rein a quick hug and kiss for the cameras.

His last words were a repeat of his pledge to throw "every effort" into securing the re-election of Julia Gillard.

"I dedicate myself to working fully for (Ms Gillard’s) re-election as the prime minister of Australia. I will do so with my absolute ability dedicated to that task."

12.52pm: Rudd is now thanking all his staff. He gets a giggle out of the room when thanking the head of Australia’s secretive overseas spy agency:

"I’d like to thank ASIS and its director Nick Warner … and that’s about all I can say about that."

12.48pm: I’m getting a strong sense of deja-vu as Rudd sets out all his and the government’s achievements, each presaged by the phrase "I’m proud of the fact…" – the same phrase he wheeled out last time he was rolled.

12.43pm: Kevin Rudd is on now.

"I congratulate Julia on her strong win today. The caucus has spoken and I accept their verdict.

"To those who did not vote for me, can I thank them for their friendship and civility. To those who have been a little more willing in their character analysis of me, can I say the following: I bear no grudges.

"I bear no one any malice and if I’ve done wrong to anyone with what I’ve said and what I’ve done, I apologise.

"It’s well past time that those wounds were healed. Our purpose is to serve the nation, not ourselves
Our purpose is to serve the people of Australia, not ourselves.

"To Julia I would say the following: I accept fully the verdict of the caucus and I dedicate myself fully to her re-election as prime minister of Australia."

12.39pm: Katharine Murphy in the Pulse blog writes that one of Kevin Rudd’s most vocal backers, Doug Cameron, has said it’s now time to "wash the walls down" and get back on with life.

This coming from the man who said Labor tried to assassinate Kevin Rudd twice. He’s got such a charming way with words.

12.32pm: Brisbane Times Deputy Editor Danielle Cronin reports that Queensland Premier Anna Bligh appealed for Labor to heal the rift and come together as an organisation in the aftermath of today’s challenge.

She also congratulated Prime Minister Julia Gillard after the "decisive outcome" in today’s leadership ballot.

Campaigning on the Gold Coast, Ms Bligh said this has been a difficult and emotionally painful time for the caucus and Labor’s supporters. She wanted the party to heal the rift and come together, saying she was confident Labor had the political maturity and will to recover.

Ms Bligh described the unsuccessful challenger, Kevin Rudd, as a "friend of mine" and remarked it was "never easy to watch a friend go through something like this".

Mr Rudd and other federal Labor members would be welcome on the Queensland campaign trail. But Ms Bligh said the federal leadership showdown had damaged the state campaign because Queensland voters had not had the chance to look at state issues and scrutinise the major parties’ leaders and policies.

She was yet to speak to long-time Labor strategist Bruce Hawker, who temporarily quit her campaign to help Mr Rudd mount his challenge for the federal leadership. She expected Mr Hawker would rejoin Queensland Labor’s campaign soon.

12.23pm: Kevin Rudd is due to speak about 12.30pm according to the latest reports. We will bring the press conference to you live when it happens.

12.10pm: Julia Gillard’s chief backers, acting Foreign Affairs Minister Craig Emerson and Treasurer Wayne Swan, stick close by as she emerges triumphant from the Labor caucus room.

Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Kevin Rudd still manages a smile in defeat, as do his supporters Janelle Saffin and Justine Elliot:

Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

11.55am: Fingers still smouldering off the keyboard, Sydney Morning Herald Chief Political Correspondent Phillip Coorey has filed this breaking analysis of the thumping endorsement delivered to Julia Gillard:

Julia Gillard’s caucus has backed her emphatically. Now she must return the favour.

Between now and the next election, Gillard’s fortunes will rest on the opinion polls.

Despite Labor’s best efforts to destroy itself, its support in the major polls – Nielsen, Newspoll and Galaxy – has been creeping upwards since the start of this year. Gillard needs to maintain this trend.

If not, many of those who have backed her this time may not be so loyal closer to an election and their own survival starts staring them in the face.

The onus is on both camps to lift Labor out of this mire.

11.52am: Anyone feel like a step back in time? Here’s the results from Labor leadership challenges past, to see how today’s ballot stacks up against the rest:

  • July 16, 1982 – Bob Hawke challenged Bill Hayden unsuccessfully (Hayden 42; Hawke 37)
  • February 3, 1983 – Hawke became leader without a ballot.
  • June 3, 1991 – Paul Keating challenged Hawke unsuccessfully (Hawke 66; Keating 44)
  • December 19, 1991 – Keating challenged Hawke and won (Keating 56; Hawke 51)
  • March 19, 1996 – Kim Beazley became leader unopposed following Keating’s resignation
  • November 11, 2001 – Simon Crean became leader unopposed following Beazley’s resignation
  • June 16, 2003 – Beazley challenged Crean unsuccessfully (Crean 58; Beazley 34)
  • December 2, 2003 – Mark Latham defeated Beazley in ballot following Crean’s resignation (Latham 47; Beazley 45)
  • January 28, 2005 – Beazley became leader unopposed following Latham’s resignation.
  • December 4, 2006 – Kevin Rudd challenged Beazley and won (Rudd 49; Beazley 39)
  • June 24, 2010 – Julia Gillard challenged Rudd, but ballot did not occur.
  • February 27, 2012 – Rudd challenges Gillard. (Gillard 71; Rudd 31)

11.50am: Canberra journalists are tweeting that Kevin Rudd will hold a press conference shortly before he zips off to the backbenches.

11.31am: Sydney Morning Herald Political Editor Peter Hartcher says the final tally is similar to the estimate of what Kevin Rudd was facing when he chose not to contest Julia Gillard for the Labor leadership in 2010.

"It tells us that one of the basic laws of leadership challenges has not worked for Kevin Rudd. There is usually momentum for the challenger, that has not happened today.

"[The Labor Party] have damaged themselves a lot. The main victim seems to be Julia Gillard’s approval rating. Rudd’s standing as preferred Prime Minister has not changed.

"It is essentially the same outcome that they would have got 20 months ago."

But Hartcher was doubtful there would be any repeat of the bloody saga that has dominated the past week of politics.

"If 20 months of dire polling and the loss of a majority government [won’t shift sentiment towards Rudd], this tells you that something dramatic will have to shift for any future challenge [to succeed]. It’s going to have to be a pretty serious shift of circumstances to change a 40-vote margin."

Former Sydney morning Herald and ABC reporter Paul Barry offers this insight:

Kevin says he will be "Right Behind Julia". With a knife?

— Paul Barry (@TheRealPBarry) February 27, 2012

11.26am: The Age Political Editor Michelle Grattan says this result is an overwhelming endorsement of Julia Gillard by her party.

"It has basically said we are going to stick with what we’ve got and this means it is unlikely Kevin Rudd is going to have any sort of resurrection later on.

"We will hear a lot of talk about unity and that will come from both camps. What’s important is how Julia Gillard settles down the government."

11.18am: Returning officer Chris Hayes is accompanied by Dick Adams to deliver the result

THE FINAL RESULT IS 71 GILLARD 31 RUDD