French Parliament to Vote on Continuing Libyan War Next Month

France’s Parliament will vote next month on whether to continue military operations in Libya in accordance with the nation’s constitution.

The National Assembly will debate and vote on July 12 and the Senate, the upper chamber, will vote on an undetermined date in the same month, press offices of both chambers said today in Paris. Under Article 35 of the constitution, parliament must vote on continuing any military action that exceeds four months.

The mission has cost the country 100 million euros ($144 million) in unbudgeted operational expenses, Defense Minister Gerard Longuet said today in a press conference.

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