Politics

Aug 15, 2007

Election 2007: a Don’s Party re-run

The coming 2007 election is being viewed, with some justification, as a rerun of the Don's Party election of 1969. (That is, almost there for Labor, but not quite), writes Norman Abjorensen.

The coming 2007 election is being viewed, with some justification, as a rerun of the Don's Party election of 1969. (That is, almost there for Labor, but not quite).

Certainly there are some similarities -- an attractive new leader against a tired old government - but an even better comparison might be the 1961 election which saw the Menzies-led coalition scrape in by a single seat after 12 years in office.

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