Podcast: Theresa May calls snap election in UK

Our correspondents discuss political uncertainty across Europe on this week’s World View

  Theresa May’s gamble on a snap election in June will have major implications for political party in Westminster. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Theresa May’s gamble on a snap election in June will have major implications for political party in Westminster. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

 

This week’s World View podcast looks at ballot box battles from London to Istanbul.

In the United Kingdom, Theresa May’s gamble on a snap election in June will have major implications for every region and political party. London Editor Denis Staunton has analysis.

On Sunday, unhappy French voters will go to the polls for the first round of a presidential election. The rising popularity of left-wing candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon has made an already uncertain race even more unpredictable, says Lara Marlowe in Paris.

Also on Sunday the passing of a referendum granted Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan much greater powers. How did he pull it off? Stephen Starr reports from Istanbul.

World View is a weekly podcast from The Irish Times featuring reports and analysis from our network of foreign correspondents and contributors.

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