French President Hollande drops plan to revoke citizenship of dual-national terrorists
March 30, Paris: French president Francois Hollande has said he will not push ahead with plans to change the constitution, including a clause allowing convicted terrorists with dual nationality to be stripped of their French citizenship, after parliament failed to agree on the measure.
Hollande said that a compromise appears out of reach, after the two houses of parliament failed to agree the reforms.
The proposals followed November's Paris attacks which killed 130 people.
But they ran into huge opposition and led to Justice Minister Christiane Taubira resigning in February, reports said.
Hollande's apparent failure has shone a spotlight on the political quagmire surrounding the president, just a year before the country chooses a new leader, says the BBC's Lucy Williamson in Paris.
Hollande's tough response to the 13 November attacks brought him a brief spike in approval ratings, BBC reported.
But with fractures running through both the governing Socialist Party and the centre-right opposition, this is one defeat Hollande could do without, our correspondent adds.
The Oslo Times