SYDNEY, Australia (The Adobo Chronicles, Honolulu Bureau) – While most of the world’s attention is currently on the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union, Australians have trooped to the polls to decide whether or not their country should join the EU.
As of press time, the vote is too close to call.
Those advocating for a ‘yes’ vote believe that while Australia is too far away from Europe, it shares many more of European traits and politics than it does with those of its Pacific neighbors. They also believe that with the UK leaving EU, the 28-nation alliance needs another English-speaking member, albeit with a much better accent than Great Britain.
The “no” supporters maintain that Australia will have better political, economic and cultural progress if it remains unattached to Europe.
If the “yes” votes prevail and Australia will be formally accepted into the EU, the country will change its official name to Eustralia.