They say that the election cycle never truly stops in the United States. While media pundits are already speculating as to who’s going to be the front-runner for the 2016 presidential election in the United States, Australia managed to fit in the same amount of conroversy in their shorter four-week election cycle.
In a segment from “The Daily Show” called "Down-Undercision 2013," John Oliver illustrates that despite how fast the election cycle is in Australia, they still manage to fit in all the controversy that typically would follow the American election news cycle. Oliver illustrates the gaffes of some of the candidates, including Australian candidate Jaymes Diaz, who is unable to name any of the points in his six-point plan to stop illegal boat immigration. The gaffe was likened to Rick Perry's inability to name the three federal agencies he’d want to eliminate as president during the 2012 Republican presidential debate.
Australia also has its own version of the Anthony Weiner scandal, after explicit photos and text messages surfaced of Australian MP Peter Dowling. He resigned as a result of the scandal.
Watch the hilarious segment from “The Daily Show” in the video above.