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On the 20th December, 1991 Paul Keating replaces Bob Hawke as Leader of the Labor Party and automatically becomes Prime Minister of Australia.

As it happened, Paul Keating went on to win the 1993 election. He eventually lost his second campaign as Leader and Prime Minister on 11th March, 1996 to the Liberal Party under John Howard.