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French legislative elections: Result set to boost Macron’s reform plans

France’s legislative elections have given President Emmanuel Macron a clear mandate to push through his promised reforms. His party won an absolute majority of seats in the lower house of parliament. So what’s next on the French leader’s economic agenda? We take a closer look. Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English …

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French papers look ahead to parliamentary run-off: ‘Steamroller Macron’

FRENCH PAPERS, 16.06.17. Politics dominates the French press, two days from the second round of the parliamentary vote. Business daily Les Echos says one poll is giving President Emmanuel Macron’s party La République en Marche 440 to 470 seats out of 577, a huge majority. If confirmed, that would leave the traditional parties of both left and right in disarray. …

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Jeremy Corbyn: You don’t defeat terrorism by ripping up human rights – BBC News

Jeremy Corbyn says he does not want politicians making decisions outside of the law and deciding the fate of individuals. The Labour leader was reacting to Theresa May’s pledge to change human rights laws if they hamper a crackdown on terror suspects. He argued that if democracy is under threat, then you strengthen it to deal with that threat. “We …

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Ladbrokes make Theresa May 20/1 to be Next UK Prime Minister; Jeremy Corbyn ‘would back’ calls for her resignation

Sports betting website Ladbrokes announced that they have made Theresa May 20/1 to be the next British Prime Minister, albeit in the form of a maximum £1 free bet (presumably to entice people to join their service), here, on the same day that Labour leader Jeremby Corbyn has called for the incumbent Prime Minister to resign, over her police funding …

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Pound slumps as poll shows UK Conservatives losing majority

The pound has slumped in value after a new poll showed the Conservative party risked losing its majority in the UK’s general electiono on the 8th of June. Also today, we look at a controversial new policy on jobs on the French island of Corsica. Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English …

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The Invisible Election

Campaigning is well underway in the general election, but much of the battle is being fought online, away from prying eyes. There, parties can pick out voters and target them with specially selected messages, without them even realising. Sky’s political editor Faisal Islam has been looking into the unseen digital campaigning that will shape this election. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube …

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Zimbabwe opposition suspicious of election rigging

Zimbabwe opposition suspicious of election rigging Zimbabwe’s long-standing leader Robert Mugabe will be running in next year’s presidential elections. The government is testing new biometric voter registration technology, which means everyone eligible to vote will have to register again. Opposition parties say they won’t accept the result if Mugabe is re-elected and are also suspicious of the new registration system. …

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South Koreans vote to replace impeached president

South Koreans have turned out in huge numbers for an election to replace impeached president, Park Geun-hye. Many voters say they want to move on from the corruption scandal which brought Park down and led to months of protests. Al Jazeera’s Rob Mcbride reports from Seoul. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find …

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Macron’s first round celebratory bash: Too Brash?

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS – Tuesday, April 25: Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron comes under fire for a dinner party he hosted after winning the first round in a gesture some say is a “premature” claim to victory. Marine le Pen, his far right rival is stepping up her campaigning in rural France and attacking Macron on all fronts. Finally, French …

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