AUSTRALIA: Fraser Makes It Legit

When Australia's Governor General Sir John Kerr fired Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam last month for failing to get his budget funded by the conservative-controlled Senate, it appeared that Whitlam might easily get his job back. For one thing, there seemed to be some truth to Whitlam's protest that he had been the victim of a ruthless power play. Then again, Kerr had named as caretaker Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, 45, the tough but untested leader of the conservative coalition composed of his own Liberal Party and the rural National Country Party.

Yet by the time Australia's 8 million voters...

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