Australia's former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, gestures at a news conference at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices in Brisbane, Australia February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Renee Melides/File Photo
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Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is making a late bid for the top United Nations job, after months of criss-crossing the world in low-key lobbying for government support.Rudd had requested that the Australian government take the crucial step of formally nominating him to succeed U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, whose second five-year term ends Dec. 31 .Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade had advised the government that Rudd's chances would be harmed if he did not gain the crucial nomination by the end of July, The Australian newspaper reported Monday.Rudd is a Chinese-speaking former diplomat who served as Australia's foreign minister between his stints as prime minister.
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