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Australian PM Kevin Rudd calls September election

4 August 2013 Last updated at 08:42 BST

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has called an election for 7 September, six weeks after defeating former PM Julia Gillard in a Labor party vote.

The date was announced after he visited the governor-general, a formality preceding an election announcement.

He said: "The next month or so is going to be a pretty tough one".