French leader abandons plan to strengthen state of emergency

March 30, 2016 10:44 AM

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PARIS — French President Francois Hollande has decided to abandon a bill that would have revoked citizenship for convicted terrorists and strengthened the state of emergency because of a deadlock in parliament.

In a rare address to reporters following the weekly Cabinet meeting, Hollande said Wednesday he had no choice. France’s two houses of parliament disagree on the bill and a compromise “seems out of reach,” he said.

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