In this Wednesday, June 23, 2010 photo, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announces in Canberra, Australia, that his party has called a leadership vote just months away from national elections. Australia will have its first woman prime minister on Thursday, as Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard has enough support to beat incumbent Kevin Rudd in a Labor Party ballot, several media outlets have reported. (AP Photo/AAP Image, Alan Porritt)

Photo by: Alan Porritt

In this Wednesday, June 23, 2010 photo, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announces in Canberra, Australia, that his party has called a leadership vote just months away from national elections. Australia will have its first woman prime minister on Thursday, as Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard has enough support to beat incumbent Kevin Rudd in a Labor Party ballot, several media outlets have reported. (AP Photo/AAP Image, Alan Porritt)