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Rudd’s latest manoeuvre in the race to lead the UN

The indefatigable Kevin Rudd appeared in the news on the UN secretary-general (SG) race yet again in recent days. After denying that Rudd had sought out other countries to nominate him for SG, his spokesperson released a statement claiming that another government had approached Rudd about giving him the nomination. The former prime minister has reportedly ruled it out after he asked the Australian government six weeks ago if it would oppose the nomination and received no reply, although his former adviser has speculated about whether the door is still ajar for Rudd.
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