Australia goes to the polls: European issues, argued Aussie style

LUKAS COCH / MICK TSIKAS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

A composite image made available on 22 June 2016 shows Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (L) in Darwin, Northern Territory, and Australian Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 21 June 2016. The Australian federal election will be held on 02 July.

European worries down under


Australia goes to the polls on Saturday to vote for the fifth Prime Minister in three years.

The country that joined the Eurovision, is as politically close as it is geographically from Europe. Canberra faces a very European electoral climate, dominated by discussions on Brexit, immigration, privatizations, and blue collar anguish in the face of globalization.

While the Liberals and Labour go for the blue-collar vote, while Greens are there to collect the disenchanted, compassionate, urban...


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