French justice chief resigns amid flap over terrorism bill

January 27, 2016 8:58 AM

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PARIS — France’s justice minister unexpectedly resigned Wednesday after objecting to President Francois Hollande’s push to revoke citizenship from convicted terrorists with dual nationality.

Hollande announced Christiane Taubira’s resignation Wednesday — just ahead of a Cabinet meeting, and hours before a Parliament commission takes up the citizenship bill.

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