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6 February 2020

Episode 2151

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What impact will President Donald Trump’s acquittal have in the upcoming US election? Plus: a liberal German is elected with the help of the far-right, Joshua Wong on democracy in Hong Kong and we remember Kirk Douglas.

6 February 2020

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Political earthquake in Germany

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The election of a regional leader is being described as a “political earthquake”. Thomas Kemmerich is in fact a liberal — but he took office as premier of the eastern state of Thuringia with the help of the far-right AfD.

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