Former Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd announced Friday that he will seize a second chance to lead the country by launching a formal challenge to Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Rudd ended days of speculation as to his intentions following his shock resignation Wednesday while on an official trip to Washington.
"Rightly or wrongly, Julia (Gillard) has lost the trust of the Australian people. And starting on Monday I want to start restoring that trust," he told a press conference in Brisbane.
"And that is why I've decided to contest the leadership of the Labor Party."FULL STORY