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october's. time. one tragedy starts if you fail to w. . this is g.w. news live from berlin a major blow for turkey's president following local elections the main opposition party claims victory in the country's three biggest cities including the capital on top of the bush is widely seen as a test of president which of tabitha wants popularity we'll get the latest from istanbul. and we're following and now the election for you in ukraine playing
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comedian and political dog this is a lot to be used against he has won the first round of first thing in the country's presidential vote you see when i hear you are incumbent petro poroshenko. i'm christine will while come to the program turkish voters have president richard routing a significant blow in local elections the main opposition party has claimed victory in all three of the country's biggest cities including the capital and cut away a supporter has turned out to say the race now with almost all the votes counted earlier wanted night said it was clear that his party had failed to convince bush is in the cities and he promised to focus on a new economic program in action was widely seen as it has struck at a washington. popularity during
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a period of economic recession. and joining us now from istanbul is dorian jones it looks like it is a very close race in istanbul dorian what more can you tell us. well it really couldn't be close to wafer thin margin between the cave. and the main opposition c.h.p. challenger. and. even after a million votes have been counted we're talking about handfuls of votes now that separate the two candidates. try to claim victory. oath only. in a very short speech and he was the victor that was immediately dismissed by him all who was also speaking on television at the same time saying it was a shame to be given a margin of between them was so little and votes were still being counted and this
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count is mired in controversy the challenge says he has no faith in the way the votes are being counted the man saying he does not have relations to walk the figures that they have from their activists on the ground at these stations so there is only be a lot of controversy that possibly could go on for days given the fact that he really is the by far the most important city in this country and many believe if you control istanbul you control the country given the high stakes you seem to the party is ready to back down right dorian president. he has lost support is it a surprising reaction. or preserved one has been speaking to reporters and in a considered tree species saying that here there have been. called failures very rarely uses and he said that they are now ready to learn the lessons promising to reflate the economy acknowledging that the economy was a key problem for them in the election of
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a session with double digit inflation of food prices. to realize that they are paying a price there but interestingly has not spoken about the istanbul contests he stepped away from that these don't want to get involved and that controversy and that is another indication that they were. appears quite sharp to the outcome of this vote tonight. we will admit that we won people's hearts in the cities we were on. we were not successful enough in cities we lost and we will act accordingly. dorian in ankara the capital at the opposition is leading is this because of the economic crisis in the country. salute clearly it does seem that the opposition are on course for a victory there although there have been calls from here the ruling a.k.p. saying that they could be voting irregularities but the feeling is that they are
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ready to accept on cross and it is the cost of the economy that is what the ruling party the economy is in recession things are really very bad for many people in turkey and they appear to be punishing the ruling party in these local elections. all right doreen. in istanbul for us thank you. now to some of the other stories making news around the world algeria's embattled president. has named a caretaker government headed by the country's current prime minister has faced weeks of protests demanding an end to his twenty year rule he's on the chief is keeping his post as deputy defense minister despite repeatedly calling for breach of faith to step down. brazil has announced it's opening a new trade mission to israel in jerusalem this comes as brazil's president is visiting the countries of bolster ties but he appears to have backed away from
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plans to follow the u.s. by moving brazil's embassy to a contested city. in ukraine's first round of presidential elections exit polls show a clear lead for comedian for the odds of me as the lansky with just over thirty percent of the. it incumbent president petro poroshenko who's there the country says twenty fourteen trails significantly behind selenski is a political novice but after today's results the funnyman say if he's serious about winning the runoff in three weeks time. linsky the comedian candidate joking at the ballot box asking if he can cast more than one vote for the camera. so lansky comes to the candidacy by way of a hit ukrainian t.v. show called servant of the people where he plays an outsider elevated to the presidency so does playing a president on t.v.
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teach you how to do it in real life supporters and analysts have different views. i don't know if there is such a person as the protagonist in the series but i'd like to believe in that with us if you take over zelinsky is new he is not part of the system he's against the system and there are demands for change in this country. zelinsky may not be entirely outside the system many say he's in the pocket of an oligarch who owns the t.v. channels alinsky programme appears on and who opposes present president petro poroshenko . people don't support because they just want to show. poroshenko is the president ukrainians have now the chocolate billionaire who rode his confectionery fortune to the presidency in the last election to many he represents everything that is wrong about ukraine now corruption and low living
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standards he made his name as a pro european anti russian candidate though and he's sticking to it. the british leave this we have passed the test for our european ways and it means everything we do to head in the european direction is absolutely right the other major alternative is yulia tymoshenko she's got experience as a former prime minister and instant name recognition as a heroine of the country's pro western movement but she spent years in jail on what her supporters say were politically motivated charges. so an outsider comedian and table tennis player who may not be an outsider versus the status quo president versus a compromised freedom fighter from the past no matter what the result ukrainians can't say they didn't have a choice. nick only is following events and care about austen what
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volodya me as an ins has been telling supporters and the press. poker scene well he's come out with some fighting talk against the incumbent petro poroshenko reminding people here of recent corruption scandals in pershing because in a most circle he refuted porsches allegations that he is a puppet of the ego of the only got ego ski and this had come off to a pretty loud intervention for shanker just a few hours ago when he said tomorrow first of april is april fool's day but he said she ukrainians he said should get a grip and decide who to vote for to protect the interest of the country stand up to russia and basically say that only he had the experience and the know how to do that. ok so the incumbent president petro poroshenko is trading him and former prime minister yulia timoshenko is denouncing the exit polls so what happens next. so the count goes all in all and we really only expect in the conclusive results by
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tomorrow afternoon or early evening there is a suggestion that new exit polls show a smaller gap between petro poroshenko and you get to michigan the second place that's crucial because the top two candidates will go through to the second round she has you to go schooled in a supporter has to turn out big numbers for the counts to make sure that every ballot is counted so this tension this. lack of clarity of where we go on will continue till to morrow but it does seem as if that you're pushing through the incumbent the president will go into a second round with us and it's going. ok nick so we put that they've been. about sixteen hundred complaints about electoral violations what's going on there. what we've seen there have been lots and lots and lots of observers out into ukrainian observers but also international observers and they have been very active in telling the authorities about things they think all going well most of these
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complaints has to be said or of a technical nature so this is situations where they have had enough ballots so people have been in the list because they were registered in their place of origin rather the place they happened to be now they have been small a number of complaints about illegal campaigning campaigning isn't allowed for two days before the election in all cases where candidates have to finance transport for their voters to get to the polling stations we've had very little in the way of complaints about fake voters or people voting several times so for now it seems like no one is doubting the overall legitimacy of this vote all right he'd have a nice car spun an economy joining us from here thank you. so was the saudi government involved in hacking the phone of the world's richest men chief bases that's the allegation that's been made by the amazon c.e.o. security advisor gavin de becker he's been investigating how a u.s. tabloids the national enquirer got access to intimate texts and photos from phone
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with more on this story i'm joined by alex forrest whiting alex so this reads like an international thriller remind us again of the background here when it was back in january that this whole story made headlines off to lete text messages between jeff bezos and lauren sanchez who's a u.s. t.v. anchor. published in the national enquirer now that is a tabloid a u.s. top lloyd and they claim that the two were having an affair even though they were married now back in february of accuse the newspaper's owner of trying to blackmail him after threatening to publish more intimate photos and less he said the paper's reporting on him was not politically motivated or he refused to do that ok at it so what has bezos a situation visors saved this weekend where gavin de becker who's worked for the amazon owner for more than twenty years has written a piece in another on another u.s. website the daily beast and he claims that his own investigation proved that the
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saudi arabian government had gained access to bases over his phone a but he asked that he's unsure to what degree of any the parent company of the national inquirer american media inc was aware of the details but what he does say is that both he and bezos dymov were last to say publicly that the original story had not relied on electronic eavesdropping or on hucking and again both men refused to do that so why with the saudis be interested in what's on chief basis for. well this is where it really does become a bit of a spy thriller because jeff bezos not only owns amazon but he also owns the washington post and who what for the washington post but the saudi journalist come out and you will remember that almost six months ago he was murdered in the saudi consulate in turkey and now the washington post covered that story extensively and
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did d.w. a bit they made that many reports linking this sound crown prince mohammed bin stalin to the killing now saudi arabia has always denied that there was any link a bit american officials have said that mr shop she is murder would have needed prints mohammad's support for that to happen now so far has been no comment from either the saudi authorities or from the national in inquiry about gavin de becker says he has handed in all the information that he has gathered in his investigation to u.s. federal officials so we'll see what happens next in something sure you will have in the next hour i do alex forrest thriller of the story thank you. in formula one who is havel's and has won the bahrain grand prix to claim his first victory of the season but he enjoyed a big slice of luck along the way the even
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