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Australia's New Leader Heralded as Progressive

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Australia's New Leader Heralded as Progressive

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Australia's New Leader Heralded as Progressive

Australia's New Leader Heralded as Progressive

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Australia's Prime Minister-elect Kevin Rudd's center-left Labor Party swept to power at general elections last Saturday, ending more than 11 years of conservative rule under outgoing Prime Minister John Howard. Rudd, who is viewed as more forward thinking, appoints a woman to his cabinet as deputy leader, marking the first time that has happened.