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French Far Right Flounders in Key Vote

December 14th, 2015

Episode 581 of 892 episodes

Exit polls in the second round of a key vote show the French National Front (FN) party failing to win a single region. The group’s leader Marine Le Pen blamed the outcome on the mainstream parties joining forces to keep them from power. We hear from French political journalist and commentator, Anne-Elisabeth Moutet. A historic deal on Climate Change was reached in Paris on Saturday afternoon. As the business week starts, companies are beginning to focus on what it means for them. We hear from Nick Molho, Chief Executive of the Aldersgate Group, which brings together progressive businesses and Andrew Simms from the campaign group Global Witness. Plus, is the ‘will they or won’t they’ guessing game over US interest rates about to come to an end, when the Federal Reserve meets later this week? And a report says 1 in 5 of the biggest British charities spend less than half of their donations on good works – we ask why. (Photo: Front National leader Marine Le Pen. Credit: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images)

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