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Australia’s Howard sets election for November 24

Australia’s veteran Prime Minister John Howard on Sunday called a national election for November 24, stressing his experience over his Labour opponent and shrugging off polls that show he faces near-certain defeat. Howard, 68, in power for 11 years but lagging well behind youthful Labour leader Kevin Rudd in opinion surveys, said only he was able to lead Australia into the future and continue the country’s current resource-driven economic boom. Full Story

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