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Australian prime minister to skip G20 summit in St Petersburg over parliamentary polls

August 04, 2013, 18:19 UTC+3
After a Sunday meeting in Canberra with Governor General Quentin Bryce, the prime minister announced that parliamentary elections would take place on September 7
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Photo EPA/ITAR-TASS

SYDNEY, August 4 (Itar-Tass) - Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will not be able to attend a Group of Twenty summit in Russia’s St. Petersburg on September 5-6 because of parliamentary elections in his country.

After a Sunday meeting in Canberra with Governor General Quentin Bryce, the prime minister announced that parliamentary elections would take place on September 7. So, he said Australia would be represented by Minister for Foreign Affairs Robert Carr.

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