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Q&ATranscript: Interview with Hillary Clinton

An interview with the Democratic candidate for president in the 2016 elections

THIS week’s edition of “The Economist Asks”, our flagship interview podcast, features an interview with Hillary Clinton. The full transcript, lightly edited for clarity, follows. Listen to the podcast here. For a full list of all our podcasts, click here.

Hello and welcome to The Economists Asks. I’m your host Anne McElvoy. This week we’re asking what stops a woman from becoming president of the United States. I’m here with Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor-in-chief of The Economist, and together we’re talking to Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate, secretary of state and senator from New York. After a long career in law, policy and politics, Mrs Clinton, the former first lady from 1993 to 2001 had aspired to become the first female American president. But in one of the most dramatic races in US presidential history, she was defeated by Donald Trump in the elections nearly a year ago. “What happened?” is the title of her candid new book about why she lost.

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Foreign policy

An interview with Hillary Clinton

Mar 22nd 2012, 16:22 by Lexington

HILLARY CLINTON has announced that she will not continue in her job for a second term. In the print edition this week we take a preliminary look at her record as secretary of state. Our Washington bureau chief (and Lexington columnist) sat down with her on March 16th to discuss her approach to running the State Department.

LEXINGTON: You’re doing a great job, so why have you decided to stop?

MRS CLINTON: Well, thank you for that kind comment, but the job’s not over. I’m one of these very focused people when it comes to day-to-day work, and I’m trying not to think about what comes next so that I can stay very focused on what I’m doing now.

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