Australia to swear in Rudd as PM, Bowen as Treasurer

CANBERRA Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:41pm EDT

Australia's former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd speaks during a news conference at Parliament House in Canberra February 27, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

Australia's former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd speaks during a news conference at Parliament House in Canberra February 27, 2012.

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CANBERRA (Reuters) - Kevin Rudd will be sworn in as Australian prime minister at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday (2330 GMT Wednesday), with Chris Bowen to be sworn in as treasurer, the office of Governor-General Quentin Bryce said on Thursday.

Rudd toppled Julia Gillard on Wednesday, taking back the top job with an election due within three months and with the party's poll standing in the doldrums.

(Reporting by Lincoln Feast in Sydney; Editing by Eric Beech)

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