Hol­lande pro­poses to ex­tend French state of emer­gency

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Pres­i­dent Fran­cois Hol­lande pro­posed ex­tend­ing France’s year-old state of emer­gency to May, to cover the next pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. Speak­ing on the side­lines of UN cli­mate talks in Morocco, Mr Hol­lande said he wanted to pro­long the emer­gency mea­sures in place since the Novem­ber 2015 Paris at­tacks, which had been due to ex­pire in Jan­uary. France’s tworound pres­i­den­tial elec­tion takes place on April 23 and May 7. The state of emer­gency was in­tro­duced on the night of the Novem­ber 13, 2015 Paris at­tacks and ex­tended for six months in late July. Mr Hol­lande’s an­nounce­ment came days af­ter France marked the first an­niver­sary of the ji­hadist at­tacks which left 130 peo­ple dead.

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