Julia Gillard to remain Australia's prime minister

Prime minister threw her job open to the leadership ballot but no one from the government was willing to run against her
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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks to the media at Parliament House on February 27, 2012 in Canberra, Australia. Prime Minister Gillard received 71 votes to Kevin Rudd's 31 in the leadership ballot today, securing her position as Australian Labor Party leader and Prime Minister. (Getty Images)
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Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard (L) and former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd look on as they leave the State Funeral for former speaker Joan Child on March 5, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. Joan Child, the first female speaker of federal parliament passed away on February 23 at the age of 91. (Getty Images)
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Prime Minister Julia Gillard during House of Representatives question time on March 21, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has called for a ballot today to decide the leader, and deputy leader of the Australian Labor Party, effectively a caucus vote that will decide the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of the country. Kevin Rudd is expected to nominate for the leadership and Simon Crean for the deputy position. Rudd, who was elected Prime Minister in the 2007 election was ousted by Gillard in June 2010, who then went on to win the 2010 Federal Election in August. (Getty Images)
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(L-R) Independent MPs Andrew Wilkie, Craig Thompson, Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor during House of Representatives talk amongst themselves during question time on March 21, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has called for a ballot today to decide the leader, and deputy leader of the Australian Labor Party, effectively a caucus vote that will decide the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of the country. Kevin Rudd is expected to nominate for the leadership and Simon Crean for the deputy position. Rudd, who was elected Prime Minister in the 2007 election was ousted by Gillard in June 2010, who then went on to win the 2010 Federal Election in August. (Getty Images)
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Prime Minister Julia Gillard delivers the National Apology on Forced Adoption in the Great Hall at Parliament House, Canberra. More than 800 people were affected by the practice of forced adoption from the 1950s to 1970s. (Getty Images)
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A general view of the House of Representatives during question time on March 21, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has called for a ballot today to decide the leader, and deputy leader of the Australian Labor Party, effectively a caucus vote that will decide the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of the country. Kevin Rudd is expected to nominate for the leadership and Simon Crean for the deputy position. Rudd, who was elected Prime Minister in the 2007 election was ousted by Gillard in June 2010, who then went on to win the 2010 Federal Election in August. (Getty Images)