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Gough Whitlam dies at 98; Australian prime minister was a reformist
Gough Whitlam dies at 98; Australian prime minister was a reformist

Gough Whitlam swept to political power in Australia in 1972 under a slogan, "it's time," that seemed to sum up everything that was stale and old-fashioned about an inward-looking, parochial nation. He was swept out less than three years later on Nov. 11, 1975, controversially dismissed by the Queen of England's representative in Australia, Gov. Gen. Sir John Kerr, triggering the country's bitterest constitutional crisis. The former Australian prime minister died Tuesday at 98, his family announced. Whitlam summed up his 1972 election campaign for the Labor Party with the words, "The decision we will make for our country ... is a choice between the past and...

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