French National Assembly Votes for Extension of State of Emergency

© AP Photo / Ciaran FaheyPolice officers seal off the area of an attack after a truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who'd gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice.
Police officers seal off the area of an attack after a truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who'd gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice. - Sputnik International
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French National Assembly has voted to extend the state of emergency in the country for six months, the Assembly's statement said on Wednesday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — France has been on high alert since deadly Paris attacks in November 2015. The state of emergency was due to expire on July 26. France’s main opposition party, the Republicans, proposed in a communique on Monday extending the state of emergency by a minimum of six months.

"489 lawmakers voted for [extension of the state of emergency], 26 voted against, 4 abstained," the statement reads.

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