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By Channels TV
17 December 2016 | 5:00 am
We take a look at papers' hopes for the upcoming presidential elections in Turkey. We also discuss cartoonists' takes on the coronation of King Charles III, as well as a "bitter pill to swallow" in Syria, and how the growing use of artificial intelligence is already hurting people in Kenya. Le Monde dives into fake protests orchestrated by Russian intelligence agencies.
He's the most powerful leader since Ataturk founded the modern Turkish republic a century ago. After three stints as prime minister, the highly divisive and populist Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking a third consecutive term as president in Sunday's elections. A champion of religious piety and low interest rates, his popularity has been hit by a cost-of-living crisis caused by rampant inflation.
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The May 14 vote will see the military-backed parties led by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha take on a strong opposition, in the first general election since the massive 2020 student-led pro-democracy protests.
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Turkey is set for a second round of voting for the first time ever after neither Recep Tayyip Erdogan nor Kemal Kilicdaroglu secured an absolute majority.
Sky-high inflation and a plunging lira continue to be at the forefront of Turkish voters' minds as the country appears set for a runoff election between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu. Erdogan's unorthodox economic theories have unnerved investors and analysts as he contradicts mainstream methods to tame the country's cost-of-living crisis.
Thailand's opposition parties have secured a victory in the general election, according to preliminary results. Analysts say it shows the country is ready to move on from military-backed leaders.
Turkey's presidential election is headed to a run-off on May 28, when Recep Tayyip Erdogan will go head-to-head with the opposition's Kemal Kilicdaroglu. While the incumbent is in a strong position going into the vote, the opposition isn't giving up hope just yet. We take a closer look.
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Driven by young voters, the progressive Move Forward party came out on top in Sunday's elections as Thais delivered a stunning rebuke to the military-backed government that has been in power for nearly a decade. But Move Forward leader Pita Limjaroenrat now faces a difficult path to becoming prime minister. Are Thailand's military rulers ready to let go of power? Yuka Royer speaks to Virot Ali, a lecturer at Thammasat University.
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