French lawmaker faces party sanctions for Syria trip

February 26, 2015 8:31 AM

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French lawmaker faces party sanctions for Syria trip

PARIS (Reuters) - A French lawmaker who went to Damascus for the first talks with Syrian officials since the 2012 closure of France's embassy there faces possible ejection from the ruling Socialist Party, its chairman said on Thursday.

The possible sanction for Gerard Bapt, part of a four-man cross-party delegation of parliamentarians who traveled to Syria this week, underlines sensitivities surrounding France's policy of shunning President Bashar al-Assad.

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