Rudd has numbers but wants overall support

Rudd has numbers but wants overall support

Kevin Rudd’s supporters say the former Prime Minister finally has the numbers in the Labor caucus to topple Julia Gillard as leader, but all say unless there is overwhelming support from the entire caucus, nothing will happen.

The Labor party room will meet today for the second last scheduled caucus meeting before the Federal election.

The party is also expected to discuss a motion that would strip the leader of the power to pick the ministry and hand it back to MPs.

If passed the change would take effect after the election.

Meanwhile former Queensland Labor premier, Peter Beattie is urging the Federal Labor caucus to seek the intervention of party elder Bob Hawke, to act as a “circuit-breaker”¬†and end the damaging leadership stalemate.

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