Australia could have a new Prime Minister next week, depending on the outcome of a leadership contest in the Labor Party caucus.
From the Sydney Morning Herald:
The Labor Party will undergo a leadership ballot on Monday morning after Kevin Rudd quit his post and flew back to Australia to challenge Julia Gillard for the job she took from him 20 months ago.
If Rudd wins, it may have implications for the current Labor-led minority government. At least two of the independent MPs have given some indications of doubt that they’d support a government under a changed PM.