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French Senate fails to agree on 'stripping' of nationality

media French senators vote at the upper house of Parliament on the 'stripping' of nationality measures, 22 March. AFP/Martin Bureau

President François Hollande's plan to strip French citizenship from convicted terrorists hit another obstacle on Tuesday. The upper house (Senate) adopted the measure, but differ with the Assembly on the terms under which those convicted of offences would lose their nationality.

The vote took place in a tense athmosphere on Tuesday, a few hours afte the attacks in Brussels that left 31 people dead, and just four days after Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam’s capture.

No ‘stateless persons’

The upper house, where right-wing Republicans party and the centrist party UDI are in the majority, voted by 176 to 131 in favour of stripping the nationality for dual nationals only.

On 9 February, France's lower houser had voted that the stripping of nationality should be written into the constitution for both dual nationals and French citizens convicted of terrorism offences.

Approval by each house

To change the constitution, the government's proposal needs to be approved by each house of parliament in the same terms.

 

With AFP and Reuters

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