Australia's Gillard calls leadership vote

Embattled Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard called a leadership ballot for Wednesday evening amid party-room moves to depose her in favour of predecessor Kevin Rudd.

This file photo shows Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard addressing a press conference in Canberra, on March 21, 2013. Gillard has called a leadership ballot for Wednesday evening amid party-room moves to depose her in favour of predecessor Kevin Rudd.

Gillard said the ballot would be held at 7pm (0900 GMT) and said the loser of the ballot should quit parliament.

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