May Gambles; A Contest "Unprecedented in French History"; Stephen Starr on Erdogan's Triumph

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This week's podcast is all about political power and the ballot box. In the United Kingdom, Theresa May is gambling that a snap election will give her a mandate to push Brexit through with authority, says London Editor Denis Staunton. In France, the rising popularity of left-wing candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon has made an uncertain presidential election even more unpredictable, says Lara Marlow in Paris. And on Sunday the passing of a referendum granted Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan much greater powers. How did he pull it off? Stephen Starr reports from Istanbul.

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