Kevin Rudd is no longer the prime minister of Australia, the leadership now belongs to Julia Gillard the first female Prime Minister in the history of our country. She was not elected by the people, she was chosen by members within the labour party after popularity in Kevin Rudd began to dwindle.
How do I feel about it? Honestly I am still shocked that something like that can happen so fast. Of course there had been speculation for a while, but I never really thought Ruddy would be replaced in a flash. I guess it does bug me that the Australian people did not make the decision who was chosen as PM, because ultimately WE should. I do appreciate that a women has been able to be prime minister, a strong women who is intelligent and has been willing to make her own decisions in life (she never married and has no children) rather then be influenced by what was the appropriate way for a politician to be.
I am still undecided really, I guess I will have some time to see. They will no doubt call an early election. It seems strange to think that Ruddy isn’t the PM any more, change is fast.