Old 24th Aug 2013, 23:44
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Worrals in the wilds
 
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As an interested outsider, can Rudd assume the helm if he is defeated in his own constituency? What would happen if ALP won the majority but Rudd lost his seat?
No. The PM has to be an MP, generally from the House of Reps. In the unlikely event that he lost his seat while the ALP retained power, the caucus would have to elect a new PM from amongst their sitting MPs. This person would then be formally appointed PM by the Governor General (I think I've got that right ).

If Rudd gets thrown out of Griffith he's no longer an MP and will be looking for another job. After this cooking show debacle he bloody deserves it.

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