President Hollande takes justice minister’s resignation

French President Francois Hollande accepted the resignation of his country's Justice Minister Christiane Taubira, the presidential office said on Wednesday.

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Taubira’s resignation came ahead of a parliamentary debate slated later on Wednesday over a constitutional reform that would allow people convicted of terrorism to be stripped of their French citizenship under certain circumstances.

Francois Hollande
Francois Hollande

Hollande expressed his appreciation to Taubira for her work, the Elysee said in a press release.

On her twitter account, Taubira, who has been against the deprivation of nationality proposed by the government as a measure to prevent French binationals from engaging in terrorism, wrote minutes after her resignation that “sometimes, to resist is to stay, and other times, to resist is to leave”.

The French president appointed Jean-Jacques Urvoas as the new minister of justice. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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