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France Looks Ahead to Sunday's Presidential Vote

April 18th, 2017

Episode 1013 of 1091 episodes

There are now just five days until France goes to the polls. Voters are largely focused on the sluggish economy, low wages, the cost of living and unemployment, as the BBC's Susannah Streeter reports from France. Also in the programme, Britain's Prime Minster, Theresa May, has called a snap general election for June 8th. We get the views of John Longworth, former director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, who supported the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, and Sue Wright, managing director of manufacturing firm Diamond Dispersions, who was in favour of Britain remaining in the EU. The BBC's Phil Mercer in Sydney reports from Australia on plans to overhaul the country's immigration system against foreign workers. Plus the Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya has been detained in the UK, and India is seeking his extradition in relation to allegations of money laundering. The BBC's Sameer Hashmi explains the background from Mumbai.

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