Experts believe former prime minister Kevin Rudd does not have enough cabinet support to justify PM Malcolm Turnbull offering Australia's official support for him to get the United Nation's gig.
Experts believe former prime minister Kevin Rudd does not have enough cabinet support to justify PM Malcolm Turnbull offering Australia's official support for him to get the United Nation's gig. John Gass

'It will make people very angry' - Liberal MP on Rudd UN bid

KEVIN Rudd's attempt to become the UN secretary general could be torpedoed today.

Experts believe the former prime minister does not have enough cabinet support to justify current PM Malcolm Turnbull offering Australia's backing for Rudd's bid UN job bid.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is widely expected to raise Mr Rudd's request for  endorsement during a cabinet meeting this morning.

The Australian is reporting Liberal MPs are not happy about any official Coalition moves to support Mr Rudd's two-year push to be the next secretary general.

"It will make people very angry if Malcolm Turnbull can't find a place for former Liberal prime minister Tony Abbott on his frontbench but can back a ­former Labor prime minister for the top job at the UN," one MP reportedly told The Australian.

Mr Turnbull said earlier this week that the decision to back Mr Rudd would be left in the cabinet's hands.

Eleven other dignitaries from across the world are also seeking their countries' nominations. - ARM NEWSDESK


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