Hollande has proposed to extend the state of emergency in France at the time of the presidential election
French President Francois Hollande has proposed to extend the state of emergency in the country until may 2017. Thus the state of emergency will cover the period of the presidential elections in the Republic scheduled for April.
A proposal Hollande expressed on the sidelines of UN talks on climate in Morocco, according to Yahoo News , citing AFP. Original state of emergency was introduced in France for six months after a series of terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015. Then it was extended until January 2017.
“I want to extend the state of emergency before the presidential election,” Hollande said to journalists on Tuesday in Marrakech. Earlier that day, Prime Minister of France Manuel Valls said that his government intends to ask Parliament again to renew the state of emergency. In an interview on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks 13 November 2015 in Paris the Prime Minister said that this measure is necessary to protect democracy in the country ahead of presidential elections.
A state of emergency in France was extended until January 2017 July 2016. It was introduced in the country on the night of 13 November 2015, when a series of terrorist attacks in Paris claimed the lives of 130 people.
Hollande has not yet decided whether to participate in the next elections of the President for re-election to a new five-year term. Recently, the French National Assembly passed the elysée Palace and the Prime Minister a draft resolution on impeachment to the President in connection with the suspected disclosure of confidential information.