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AustraliaAnthony Albanese could be named Labor leader on Monday after Jim Chalmers pulls out of race

05:36  23 may  2019
05:36  23 may  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

Jim Chalmers willing to battle Anthony Albanese for Labor leadership in federal election 2019 aftermath

Jim Chalmers willing to battle Anthony Albanese for Labor leadership in federal election 2019 aftermath Jim Chalmers is seriously considering a tilt at the Labor leadership in competition with Anthony Albanese. While not as well-known as Mr Albanese, the Labor frontbencher would represent a generational change.

Jim Chalmers willing to battle Anthony Albanese for Labor leadership in federal election 2019 aftermath. Jim Chalmers is seriously considering a tilt Anthony Albanese is set to become the new Labor leader , with Jim Chalmers pulling out of the race . Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen bowed

Senior Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese is set to become the party's next leader , promising to sharpen its economic message and refocus on its traditional blue-collar base, after his only remaining challenger, Jim Chalmers , pulled out of the race . Dr Chalmers spent Thursday morning calling

Anthony Albanese could be named Labor leader on Monday after Jim Chalmers pulls out of race© LUKAS COCH Shadow Finance Minister Jim Chalmers speaks to the media after a Labor volunteers rally at the Southern Cross Vocational College in Burwood in Sydney, Sunday, April 14, 2019

Queensland MP Jim Chalmers has declared he will not run for the Labor leadership.

Anthony Albanese could be named Labor leader on Monday after Jim Chalmers pulls out of race
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Mr Chalmers wrote on Twitter that he had given the possibility very careful consideration, but had decided against it.

"I spoke to Anthony Albanese this morning and told him I will enthusiastically support him and work tirelessly with our team to give Australians the Labor government they need and deserve at the next opportunity."

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Mr Albanese is now the only person in the running after shadow treasurer Chris Bowen dropped out of the race on Wednesday. Ms Plibersek, also from the left faction, ruled herself out on Monday , saying it was not her time. The leadership will be decided by a vote of grassroots members and the

Anthony Albanese is set to become the new Labor leader , with Jim Chalmers pulling out of the race . Mr Chalmers , the shadow finance minister, said he The ALP national executive met last night to map out the leadership process, with nominations set to open today and close on Monday .

He also said that if he did win, "the extra responsibilities of leadership would make it much harder to do my bit at home while the youngest of our three little kids is only five months old".

Mr Chalmers has been shadow finance minister and was the party's campaign spokesperson for the 2019 election.

Earlier in the week he said he was considering running. His Queensland ties had been considered a potential asset, given Labor's struggles in the state.

"I do want to play a substantial role in rebuilding, renewing and refreshing our Party and its policies after Saturday's stinging defeat, and as a Queenslander I want the best state in Australia to have a more prominent voice in the alternative government," he said.

Four-day wait to find if Albanese will be unopposed

Other senior Labor figures such as Tanya Plibersek and Chris Bowen have already withdrawn from the race. Mr Chalmers' announcement leaves Mr Albanese as the only person to nominate.

Under the leadership ballot rules brought in by Kevin Rudd in 2013, a four-day window for nominations formally opened this morning.

If no other MP nominates before Monday morning, the path will be clear for Mr Albanese to succeed Bill Shorten as Labor leader.

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