Monday 20 June
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20 June 2022
What should we know about Colombia’s first left-wing president? Plus: France’s president Emmanuel Macron loses his parliamentary majority, we examine the response to Ukraine’s EU candidacy and an interview with Helsinki’s mayor.
20 June 2022
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