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Liberal Set to Win South Korean Presidency

May 9th, 2017

Episode 1032 of 1091 episodes

South Korea's presidential election has been won by Moon Jae-in, an exit poll suggests. We find out about Mr Moon's economic agenda from Stephanie Studer, Seoul bureau chief of The Economist. Also in the programme, we discuss what Emmanuel Macron's victory in France might mean for the future of the European Union, with economists Roger Bootle of Capital Economics, and Sebastian Dullien of the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. The BBC's Laurence Knight has been investigating the likely impact of Britain's decision to leave the EU on businesses either side of the border between the Republic of Ireland and the UK. The media mogul Rupert Murdoch is facing a bumpy ride in his effort to take full control of the British pay-television group, Sky. We find out more from Marc Webber, a former assistant editor of the online version of the British tabloid, the Sun, which is part of the Rupert Murdoch empire. Plus the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones reports on the automated 'bots' that have been employed on social networks to try and sway public opinion in recent elections in the USA and France. (Picture: Moon Jae-in. Picture credit: Reuters.)

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