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Australian opposition warns of massive instability if Labor re-elected

07-16-2010 09:22 BJT

CANBERRA, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Australian federal opposition on Friday predicted three years of "massive" instability if former prime minister Kevin Rudd is given a frontbench position in a re-elected Labor government.

Relations between new prime minister Julia Gillard and Rudd have been damaged by revelations that the prime minister reneged on a deal that would have allowed her predecessor to stand down before an October election.

According to Australian Associated Press, both have refused to elaborate on what was said on the night before Gillard became prime minister in June.

But Gillard on Thursday did reiterate her willingness to give Rudd a senior position in a re-elected Labor government.

The opposition said that can only lead to trouble.

"We are going to be in for three years of massive instability," opposition finance spokesman Joe Hockey told ABC Radio on Friday.

Rudd has met with United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a trip to Washington and New York this week.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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