Carr rules out becoming Labor leader

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Carr rules out becoming Labor leader

AAPMarch 18, 2013, 10:16 am

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Foreign Minister Bob Carr says he would not stand if nominated to replace Julia Gillard as prime minister.

Asked about a Fairfax/Nielsen poll which showed he was the most popular Labor leader after Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd, Senator Carr said he was not interested in becoming prime minister.

He quoted United States civil war general William Sherman to make his point.

“If nominated I would not stand, if elected I would not serve,” he told ABC radio on Monday.

Senator Carr, who is in the US to meet Secretary of State John Kerry, refused to engage in leadership talk during the interview.
“I’m not going to engage in the sort of speculative flurry that you’re obviously interested in about domestic policies. I would be happy if we got onto the international agenda as soon as possible,” he said.

One thought on “Carr rules out becoming Labor leader

  1. Neville

    18 March, 2013

    Labor may be searching for a replacement leader.
    Carr came in as a replacement senator and is unelected.
    It would be much better for an earlier election to be
    called. Labor is floundering from one disaster to another.

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