The returning officer has spoken and Kevin Rudd is now the leader of the Labor Party.
Final margin 57 to 45. (Bill Shorten decisive)
What happens next in the parliament will be exciting but the public servants of Canberra are well advised to tread very, very carefully.
There’s going to have to be a god almighty reshuffle for a Government that might not make it through tomorrow, let alone an election sooner than later.
UPDATE: It appears Tony Abbott is (for now) holding off process games in favour of the main event on polling day.
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