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Kevin Rudd Speech Standing Down as Prime Minister of Australia

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I was elected by the people of this country to bring back a fair go for all Australians and I have given my absolute best to do that. I’ve given it my absolute all. In that spirit I am proud of the achievements that we have delivered to make this country fairer. I’m proud of the fact that we kept Australia out of the global economic recession. I’m proud of the fact that had we not done so we would have had a half a million Australians out there out of work, because that’s what happened around the rest of the world.” – Kevin Rudd
This speech of  Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is one of the most emotional speech I’ve ever seen. I really admire this man. While he must have done unpopular decisions for the Labour Party that basically dumped him on his first term, they should not have forgotten his landmark victory that led Labour’s historic victory of so many years of John Howard government.
I love how his family supported him on this difficult yet liberating situation of his political career.

PART 1

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0fsWZRc-Ek]

PART 2

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdIIB9rT8Ng]

You can read the full transcript of Kevin Rudd’s speech here.

CREDIT: Youtube videos by nonameisacat 

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