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France Elections: Macron and Le Pen in Run Off

April 24th, 2017

Episode 1017 of 1091 episodes

The centrist Emmanuel Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a run-off for the French presidency on 7 May, multiple projections indicate. The two fought off a strong challenge from centre-right François Fillon and hard-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon. We hear from the BBC's Susannah Streeter in Paris and Joe Miller in Lille. Also in the show, South Korea's Presidential race tightens - what will the candidates mean the country's corporate giants? And US Defence Secretary Matthis is in Djibouti. What's so exciting in the horn of Africa that it requires his personal attention.

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