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Wed Jul 27, 2016, 12:38 AM

 

Will Anthony Albanese challenge Bill Shorten for the ALP leadership?

Saw some theories online on your election night(or was it election month?)coverage suggesting Albanese was considering it.

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Reply Will Anthony Albanese challenge Bill Shorten for the ALP leadership? (Original post)
Ken Burch Jul 2016 OP
Matilda Jul 2016 #1
Ken Burch Jul 2016 #2
peakhillfm Aug 2016 #3

Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 10:50 PM

1. Word is that he was,

considering he had the support of rank and file ALP members when he and Shorten ran for the leadership in 2013. For a long time after Turnbull took the Lib leadership from Abbott, Shorten looked very weak, and many wanted to see Albo mount a challenge.

But Shorten ran a good campaign during the election, and made inroads into the Libs' majority, so a challenge would be futile, and Albanese is smart enough to know that.

Had Shorten not managed to make an impression on the Libs' numbers, he would have challenged. But not now; not at the moment.

Personally, I favoured Albo for the leadership, and I've never warmed to Shorten. But he ran a very good campaign, and he deserves to be allowed to get on with being an effective Opposition Leader.

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Response to Matilda (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 08:42 PM

2. Thanks for the update. n/t.

 

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Fri Aug 12, 2016, 09:45 PM

3. dont think it will happen

Alba is far to loyal and I double it will happen ...YET

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