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meter to success is beyond question. time. wanted tragedy starts people for long t.w. . this is deja vu news live from berlin turkey's president suffers a blow in local elections the main opposition party has gained control of the capital ankara looks set to take istanbul as well what does this mean for president ariel want and the future of the country with the latest from turkey also coming up . it's no laughing matter comedian paula to me as
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a lansky wins the first round of voting in ukraine's presidential election he's come into well ahead of income that's president petro poroshenko and. disaster for ferrari's charlotte clark loses engine power in the closing laps allowing lewis hamilton to win the first race of the season at the bottom are a prompt for. our brian thomas thanks so much for joining us on it is being called a severe setback for turkey's president that you're tired everyone is a key party has lost control of the capital ankara in local elections and is also facing defeat in istanbul these elections are seen as a referendum on his leadership and many voters say they're unhappy with the way he's handling the country's economic downturn. it's an unfamiliar position for red
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chip tayyip erdogan won in local elections seen as a test if you support voters delivered the turkish president his worst night ever at the ballot box during his ruling laid across the country over a role an economic downturn and high inflation and unemployment left vulnerable positions are said there is i believe the only reason we couldn't get the results we wanted in some cities. is that we couldn't express ourselves enough to our nation. and we failed to win their hearts and so you know everything all moments all that are good. he is set to lose the capital ankara to the main opposition c.h.p. and possibly even east done bull too with the result to close to coal both groups have claimed victory in turkey's largest city. according to the
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results we won the elections in istanbul. dear i say it loud and clear i know we want all of you. after voting in dozens of men is municipal councils and other local officials turks of different political leanings processing the election results. we're happy at last let's put it this way we haven't been happy for so long that. this is a victory for people who have been agreed this is a victory for kurds and democracy for us people across the world and in turkey have one. i'm obviously sad about ankara it was a surprise i was in accra last week for a meeting but i think the people of ankara will understand their mistake and come back to the a k p. to one in the losing control of ankara
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after twenty five years is a significant setback during this election is over the race for isn't with no side ready to admit defeat they're winning istanbul is likely to become a major battleground over the next days even weeks ahead. let's go straight to our correspondent standing by for us good morning. just how damaging are these results for. well first of all it's really been a sleepless night for many here it is simple because these local elections have turned out to be much more exciting than expected and some here already call it a historic vote and that's because you mentioned that president edwin in his ruling a k party suffered a severe setback in the main cities that's
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a first since they came to power seventeen. years ago they lost control of the capital ankara and they were not able to secure a definite result here in istanbul that's according to unofficial results by the state run news agency on a don't know we have to wait for official results of course but it's simple istanbul with its fifteen million people an economic hub is really considered to be the biggest prize in these elections there is a saying in turkish politics whoever wins istanbul wins that turkey and as we speak the results here for the city remain disputed with both. the main opposition c.h.p. claiming a victory so actually we have not expected such a result the main opposition party is now saying it looks like there has been some voter data how many palatial going on so it really remains to be see what happens today this is definitely going to be
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a very interesting day. being contested what have been the reaction. well you know when you talk to to voters here in istanbul of course it depends to two who you're talking to supporters of the a k p claim that there are kind of that one the city and opposition voters say if there was no major money palatial and the opposition won the city but let me come back to your original question what does this all mean for president add on of course he rose to power here in istanbul as mayor of istanbul in the one nine hundred ninety so this city is very important to him and he has been campaigning really really hard giving several speeches every day and considering that the the media reporting the media coverage is overwhelmingly in favor of him and his party this really is a serious setback the analysts we've talked to ahead of the elections told us that
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if the opposition really manages to win and istanbul this would be a political earthquake for istanbul a four add one and a clear sign that he and his party are no longer invincible ok a lot of people are pointing to the suffering. really. what kind of these issues in this vote. well many people here say that has been one of the main issues here the economy many voters told us that their personal economic situation worsened in the past year you know you have to know the ones rose to power on a platform of economic growth and rising living standards for millions of pious poor tug's but now turkey is in the midst of a recession inflation is a twenty per cent so everything from vegetables to you know cooking utensils but
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much more expensive fear joblessness is add a nine year high so this really has been an important issue for many voters and. well actually we heard the president ad one speak yesterday and he was unusually self critical saying that he would now focus on strengthening the economy by implementing a number of reforms of course that remains to be seen what he's going to do next but yes the economy was a main issue. for us in istanbul where we are still waiting for the final results in local elections in turkey thanks very much. as to ukraine's presidential election now where a t.v. comedy star has opened a commanding lead in the first round of voting with half of all ballots now counted a lot of mayors alliance he leads with at least thirty percent of the vote the forty one year old is the star of a t.v. comedy show in which he plays a politician but he's never held political office before incumbent president petro
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poroshenko those currently in second place with seventeen percent the former prime minister yulia timoshenko is expected to come in third but she is disputing the results. so could you grans top politicians soon be a comic connelly joins us now from kiev good morning nic what's the latest count in the polls and we have any definitive results at this point. good morning brian well with just off the votes counted those exit polls from your stating are looking remarkably prescient as you said. over thirty percent and incumbent present in second place around sixteen seventeen percent i think there's no doubt that he will go into the second round what will be interesting states the jockeying for second place expressionist. saying that regions where she does well have yet to be counted as saying confident seemingly that result will slim proving
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that she will draw close and maybe even challenge pushing for that second place but i think yesterday night was about. and his extraordinary campaign let's just remember he only announced his candidacy on new year's eve so let's have a listen to how he got there. selenski 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 or he plays an outsider elevated to the presidency so does playing a president on t.v. 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.
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zelinsky is new this he's 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 program appears on and who opposes present president petro poroshenko. people support. 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 standards he made his name as a pro european anti russian candidate though and he's sticking to it. we have passed the test for our european ways and it means everything we do to head
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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. and if they certainly did have a choice what is the length skis campaigning success tell us about the current state of ukrainian politics. i think it tells us about deep deep dissatisfaction with the status quo with the political class both present
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pershing co and ex prime minister tymoshenko the second and third rated candidates have been on the scene for decades these are decades in which ukraine has consistently failed to live up to its huge potential economically in political terms so people were really seemingly willing to take that jump and go for someone with no political experience someone who's clear about that who says i don't need to be an expert about everything i'll bring those specialists into my team but it is obviously a big jump into the dark and something that ukrainians seemingly were willing to do the russians but he's alas he says he wants to undo the russophobia turn quote in ukrainian politics how much of a role does that play in his popular. that's definitely part of it he says that language shouldn't be a deciding factor in ukrainian politics people should speak the language that comes most naturally to them ukrainian or russian in selenski case that he's ukrainian and he has come in for a lot of flak from that for that from the. patriotic part of ukraine's political
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spectrum beyond that it's about a change of aesthetic where poroshenko is trying to sell himself in this election is the father of the nation the commander in chief of the army selenski team really tried to create the impression of a start up they were he they were young they were more relaxed they just of a different generation having said that even though they were relaxed and different they were very open to the press this is a consistent complainer in ukraine that for all of selenski activity on social media he's actually been very very close to the press and has said precious little in policy terms about what he wants to do what have poor shango and been saying about these results where they shot. yes they had some very hard hard hard hard talk fighting talk from poroshenko toward selenski he said today is the first of april fool's day but that offer that ukrainians should basically get
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a grip and think hard about who they want to have that president president who can stand up for ukraine and protected against russia obviously that's the role he's setting for himself as the as the champion of ukraine's army as someone who has prevented the conflict with russia escalating even further russian encroaching ever closer on ukraine. we had a reply there from a pretty pretty quickly yes the evening accusing poroshenko of corruption and disputing that he has any untoward links to the owner of the t.v. channel he's appeared on so it's definitely adding more personal and a whole lot more direct as the second round of elections draws closer briefly if you could what happens next. the runoff will be end of april twenty first of april and we should have the final final election results the next few days nick calio for us in kiev nick thanks very much. i'll
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check in some the other stories making news this hour a malaysian judge has sentenced a vietnamese woman to three years and four months in prison over the killing of the north korean leader's half of. kim jong nom died in two thousand and seventeen after being smeared with a nerve agent at kuala lumpur airport the one t. huang please pleaded guilty to one charge of causing harm for the code hughes was acquitted last month. british lawmakers are set to meet again today monday to look for a way forward on the country's bret's of process that's after they rejected prime minister teresa mayes proposed budget deal for the third time on friday. meanwhile some six million people have signed an online petition calling for the brics a process to be scrapped. the reports in algeria indicate the embattled president of dullards ease beautifully may step down this week on sunday to name the caretaker government headed by the country's current prime minister who
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to flee to has these three weeks of protests demanding an end to his twenty year rule. one of russia's richest women the. was killed along with two others when their small plane crashed near the german city of frankfurt cohen or of the private russian airline s. seven is not yet known what caused that crash. but pope francis has held a mass for thousands of catholics on the final day of his trip to morocco the pontiff called for dialogue between quick christians and muslims and for respect for the rights of migrants morocco is a transit country for many african migrants trying to reach europe. the pope met some of those margins on sunday. the pope chose a simple setting to meet several dozen migrants in the offices of a catholic charity that provides aid and assistance to migrants the pope repeated
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a central theme of his visit to morocco. to us you are not the marginalized you are at the center of the church is heart francis condemned the treatment of millions of migrants and challenge the international community to do more to provide refuge saying no one should be indifferent to suffering. is another major theme was interfaith dialogue after francis was welcomed by king mohammed the sixth both leaders affirm the importance of jerusalem as the holy city of the three major monotheistic religions this comes amid rising tensions between muslims and israeli security forces but the high point for the catholic faithful was the final mass in a stadium in robot the vatican says it was the biggest mass ever celebrated in morocco only about twenty three thousand catholics live in the country many
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themselves migrants. this is due to reduce live from berlin still to come on the show sweden is fast becoming a cashless society but with the currency gradually going digital to hear from people on happy with moves to phase out the old. but first kenya is due to ban imports of cars more than five years old starting this summer currently cars up to eight years old are allowed into that country the government hopes the move will boost auto making there but many consumers fear it will only drive up car prices. there are still lots of elderly cars on kenya's roads on the outskirts of nairobi used car dealers still offer foreign models over seven years old but that will change the summer when the government moves the age limit for imported secondhand vehicles from eight to five years a nightmare for dealers. is that most of the vehicles
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that i'm getting in but this one too and it will be expensive and the same time duty will be costly for us so it means every local which will be present we are sitting at. six hundred thousand dollars should i meet on class analysts predict that the ban will have positive effects on the local economy and on domestic car production. this technical college in nairobi trains hundreds of car mechanics and automotive engineers. rogers meroka gets why the ban will be hard on local dealers but he sees positive economic effects in the long term that of course they were to move big day before it's quite difficult to hear from our imports we're now dealing with local motherfucker you know if you look at the bigger picture. much properly benefit as a country with a look at where we're going to get jobs if we would have maybe locally in local
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assembling you in a country where the both of us to the doctor to get opportunity to walk there. still he says the locally manufactured cars are much too expensive the automotive expert would like to see the government do more to support companies and subsidize production. what do you need to. be affordable because it would be counterproductive to locally produced i would it which would be treated expensive and they are doing it for the country have to look at the electricity electric electricity toilets supposed to look at it and do with the labor the support for it it can look at you know with the lights in the city and all of the regulations that would put of people probably actually setting up a thing because with it for the country. but once the students have finished their technical training they're likely to find jobs in the domestic automotive sector by
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contrast the opportunities for used car dealers are looking bad given the locally assembled because. they are also an expensive and you know the consumer is about something affordable. so come summer can use roads may feature far fewer used cars and more new models if the customers can afford them. sweden is forced to become a cashless society within the next few years with swedes for furring cards to cash the central bank plans to take steps a bit further and to launch a digital currency the what's being called right now while following a two year pilot project the goal is to introduce the new digital cash by two thousand and twenty one. here on the streets of it takes a while to find someone who still carries cash the swedish currency the krajina is
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disappearing at least in physical form. i'm going to hospitality sector and cash. isn't around anymore. so it's again the details because i think it's great that we don't have to carry cash anymore and that everything functions digitally. shopping in sweden today usually requires payment by coddle smart phone up signs one physical currency is no longer accept it among the biggest winners of the shift to cash payments other private banks who control the infrastructure now sweden central bank is planning to enter the field with its own official digital currency. so one possibility is a kind of digital corn instead of cash in a physical form it would function entirely digitally something that consumers and companies could download via an app the other option would be a digital account with the central bank where customers can store prepaid credit and also download it. after much planning the idea is about to
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become a reality this year the central bank will launch a two year trial software companies like this one in stockholm will operate the pilot system at its core will be a crypto currency that is both secure and easy to use. look i think of it functions like a normal after a less transfer money over to make online payments but you don't have to enter any credit card information instead you simply click a button to confirm a cryptosystem collects and verifies all the data. or some. thing of anonymous payments using sweden's new eco now also being tested for some mostly older people who still prefer old fashioned money the changes too fast here in malmo one community group is trying to help them understand the digital world but cash is simpler and more convenient it's terrible the banks don't want it anymore
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a real catastrophe at this bank honestly but. it's easy to make a mistake way typing what happens then i think it's really unsafe but. a complete shift away from cash isn't part of the central bank's plan in case it's needed during emergencies for those here in malmo cash remains a clever idea. we have some sports now and in formula one racing lewis hamilton has won. his first victory of the new season but the reigning world champion was given a real. block the twenty one year old driver. who was cursing his luck. brought him within a few laps of the. record in bahrain to secure his first pole and he looked like with a meet and grown. engine so his chances with just a few laps to go. lurking
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behind him was lewis hamilton the briton to full advantage of misfortune. with teammates making it into the clear to make do with third. you know i'm sure has a devastating result for him obviously because he had done the job to win the race so we were definitely lucky today but you have to take it as it comes and ultimately gave it everything in the race and i pushed as hard as i could a first win of the season for a clearly grateful hamilton but a warning shot from his young rival that will keep the briton on his toes as he seeks a sixth championship. and then football's looking like a roller coaster finish to the bundesliga season with seven match days left another swap at the very top of the league the bonus league or shows coming up in a moment and we'll fill you in on that and how frankfurt manages to just keep
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winning they pushed up to number four in the bundesliga after a rousing stood guard as well on the show coming up. this is. i'm brian thomas for the entire crew thanks so much for.
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