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Mike Rann

Personal data
Date of birth5 January 1953(age 64)
Place of birthSidcup, United Kingdom
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
SpouseJenny Russell (Divorced)
Sasha Carruozzo (2006 present)
Alma materUniversity of Auckland
ProfessionJournalist
44th Premier of South Australia
Elections: 2002, 2006, 2010
Assumed office5 March 2002
GovernorMarjorie Jackson
Kevin Scarce
DeputyKevin Foley
John Rau
Preceded byRob Kerin
Leader of the Opposition of South Australia
Elections: 1997, 2002
In office5 November 1994 - 5 March 2002
Succeeded byRob Kerin
Preceded byLynn Arnold
Assumed office1993
Preceded byLynn Arnold
In office1985 - 1993
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Preceded byConstituency established

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Michael David Rann MHA, CNZM (born 5 January 1953), Australian politician, is the 44th Premier of South Australia. He led the South Australian branch of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) to minority government at the 2002 election, before gaining a landslide win at the 2006 election. Rann Labor was elected to a third four-year term at the 2010 election, retaining majority government despite a swing.

When Rann resigns from the Labor leadership and Premiership in favour of Jay Weatherill on 20 October 2011 it will place him third in length of service as Premier behind Sir Thomas Playford and John Bannon. He has also served a record time as South Australian Labor parliamentary leader, having led the party since 1994. He has been a South Australian MP in the House of Assembly since the 1985 election.


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