Hollande's key post-terror attacks reform hits the rocks

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The French Senate voted on Thursday in favour of inscribing into the constitution the stripping of French nationality from dual-nationals convicted of terrorist crimes. The text adopted by the Senate is fundamentally different to that adopted last month in the National Assembly, the lower house, which allows for the stripping of French nationality of anyone convicted of terrorism, effectively allowing for individuals to become stateless. As Christophe Gueugneau and Ellen Salvi report, the conflict now appears likely to definitively bury what was one of President François Hollande’s two key and highly controversial constitutional reforms in reaction to the November 13th terrorist massacres in Paris.  

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Socialist President François Hollande’s tactical move to inscribe into the French constitution a law to strip French nationality from individuals found guilty of terrorist activity, a recurrent theme of the Right, has turned into a political fiasco that may now see it simply abandoned.