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Archives for December 1991

Bob Hawke: Final Speech As Prime Minister

Bob Hawke lost the leadership of the ALP to Paul Keating in a Caucus ballot at 6.30pm on December 19, 1991.

Keating defeated Hawke by 56 votes to 51. He was sworn in as prime minister the following day.

Hawke served 8 years, 9 months and 9 days as prime minister. He won four general elections. [Read more…]