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France 2012 elections: Far-right's shadow looms over run-off (part 2)

The pollsters did not see it coming. So how will the far-right’s strong show in the first round of the French presidential election weigh on the final outcome? François Picard’s panel argues over Nicolas Sarkozy’s ability to drain enough of the votes to rally and win.

  • Jamey Keaten, Paris Correspondent, Associated Press;
  • Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, Columnist, Sunday Telegraph;
  • Julia Cagé, Economist, Paris School of Economics - Terra Nova;
  • Jim Shields, Political scientist, Author of "The Extreme Right in France From Pétain to Le Pen".

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    Programme prepared and produced by Wassim Nasr, Anelise Borges and Mary Colombel

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2018-06-25 Debate

Erdogan Almighty: Turkey elections hand president enhanced powers

This time, Recep Tayep Erdogan has truly got unbridled power.Turkey's leader of 15 years winning reelection with an outright majority in Sunday's first round to become the first...

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2018-06-21 François PICARD

Erdogan goes all in: The high stakes of Turkey's elections

In Turkey, it's all or nothing. Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pulling out all the stops ahead of the first presidential poll since a constitutional reform put more power in the...

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2018-06-20 François PICARD

Children in cages: What drives Trump's family separation policy?

It's a land of immigrants whose leader seems to relish the outrage over his ever more radical border policy. Donald Trump tried to parlay the separation of migrant families and...

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2018-06-19 Europe

Ten days to save Merkel? German leader under pressure over border policy

It's a sit-down in a castle north of Berlin that was supposed to finally get eurozone reform on track, but the migrant crisis again stole the show. Angela Merkel and her cabinet...

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2018-06-18 Americas

Colombia's next president: Duque defeats left-wing Petro in run-off

What next for Colombia? Voters tacked conservative in the first presidential run-off to feature a straight choice between left and right. 41-year-old Ivan Duque beat Gustavo...

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