Hollande Drops Plan to Strip French Citizenship From Terrorists

French President Francois Hollande said he’s dropping planned constitutional changes that would have made it possible to strip those convicted of terrorist offenses of their French nationality.

Hollande dropped the controversial proposal after the Chamber of Deputies and Senate each passed irreconcilable versions of the amendment, and after members of Hollande’s own Socialist Party said they wouldn’t support the measure.

Hollande made the announcement today in Paris after meeting the Presidents of the lower Chamber of Deputies and the upper Senate.

Hollande said he “deplored” the attitude of those who blocked the amendment, and said he’d continue to push for measures to better protect France from terrorism.

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