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World in Focus: Sputnik’s Daily Current Affairs Program | 08/05/17

MONDAY: France elects a new President, in the form of Emmanuel Macron; and we’ve all the latest from the UK General Election campaign trail.

France has a new President, Emmanuel Macron. The 39 year old former banker comfortably secured 66% of the vote in the final poll announced on Sunday, but with over 25% of French voters abstaining in the election, was the real winner apathy?

Commemorative events across Scotland will mark and celebrate the close links between the people of Scotland and Russia, but how important are these events in keeping alive the memory of past generations who came together to defeat fascism?

With the UK’s local elections out of the way, it’s full steam ahead with the General Election — we’ve got all the latest from today’s campaign trail.

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