Treasurer backs Australian PM to stay for election

17:13, June 14, 2010      

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Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan on Monday backed Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to lead Labor to the next election amid continued speculation that he has been under pressure to step aside.

Swan on Monday said there were no plans to replace Rudd ahead of the election later this year.

"He's done a terrific job and he will lead us to the election as prime minister," Swan told ABC Radio.

The prime minister has been struggling following a string of poor poll results and fallout over the proposed resources super profits tax (RSPT).

But senior Labor figures have rallied around Rudd while Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard has again rejected suggestions she may challenge for the leadership.

The prime minister has been expected to come under further pressure over the RSPT this week with federal parliament resuming on Tuesday.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

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