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    Hollande Rejects Plan for Constitutional Changes On Security

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    After failing to reach a consensus with the opposition, Francois Hollande decided to put an end on debates conserning constitutional changes amid current security threats.

    PARIS (Sputnik) — French President Francois Hollande announced Wednesday his decision to close debate on introducing constitutional changes aimed at boosting security measures after failing to reach a consensus with the opposition.

    "I note today that the National Assembly and the Senate have failed to agree on a text [of constitutional amendments]. So I decided after talking with the presidents of the Senate and the National Assembly to close the constitutional debate," Hollande said.

    The French leader also expressed regret that parts of the opposition disagreed with approving constitutional amendments.

    Controversial proposals aimed to strip terror convicts with dual nationality of French citizenship, as well as expand the government’s emergency powers.

    Hollande introduced a plan to make amendments to the French constitution after the November 13 terror attacks in Paris, which claimed the lives of 130 people and injured over 350.

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