2001 was the final year of the Howard government’s second term in office. It began with the government on the political defensive, doing poorly in opinion polls, but ended with a third successive victory. At the election on 10 November 2001, Prime Minister John Howard equalled Malcolm Fraser’s record of 3 consecutive federal election wins. At this halfway mark in Howard’s tenure in office, only Bob Hawke and Robert Menzies had more election wins. He would go on to win the 2004 election, equalling Hawke’s 4 wins and overtaking Hawke’s time in office, making Howard second only to Menzies in terms of federal electoral success.
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