Australian Elections Called for Next Month
Rudd became Prime Minister in June when he defeated the previous PM, Julia Gillard in a leadership fight.
The analysis at the piece suggests the opposition Conservatives are the favorites going into the election:
Kevin Rudd didn’t have to call the election so soon. Constitutionally, the deadline for doing so was not for a few more months. But right now the Prime Minister clearly feels he has some momentum so the sooner the better.
Coverage from the ABC: Federal Election 2013.