Kevin Rudd has been elected leader of the Labor party by 57 votes to Julia Gillard’s 45. Anthony Albanese is Deputy and Penny Wong is leader in the Senate. Independent Andrew Wilkie has offered his support for a Rudd government. There have been some high profile resignations from Cabinet including Conroy, Combet, Swan and Emerson. So where to from here?
Will Rudd call an early election? Will he go late or stay with September?
Can the Coalition win the Senate with Rudd in the top seat?
There will need to be a Cabinet reshuffle – who will get what and how will Shorten be rewarded, if at all?