Women hold a banner celebrating Australia's next prime minister, conservative Tony Abbott, in Sydney. Abbott swept away Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, as voters punished Labor for years of internal party warfare.
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September 7, 2013 The Liberal-National coalition secured enough support to name Tony Abbott Australia's new prime minister, in an election that ends six years of Labor rule.
Australian Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.
August 12, 2013 Tony Abbott, who might be Australia's next prime minister, was making the case that current prime minister Kevin Rudd has too much decision-making power. His words struck a bum note, though.
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