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Rudd sworn in as Australia’s prime minister

CANBERRA, Australia — Kevin Rudd was sworn in as Australian prime minister on Thursday three years and three days after he was ousted from the same job in an internal government showdown.

His office could not immediately confirm whether Rudd would replace his predecessor Julia Gillard in a visit to Indonesia scheduled for next week. Gillard was ousted Wednesday by colleagues spooked by the party’s dismal opinion polling.

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