French Emergency Law Likely to Be Extended, Prime Minister Says

  • Valls says in BBC interview that extension linked to election
  • Emergency law passed after last year’s terror attacks

French soldiers patrol in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Photographer: Bertrand Guay/AFP via Getty Images

France’s emergency law is likely to be extended beyond January because of risks linked to next year’s presidential elections, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in an interview with the BBC.

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