00:56 GMT06 July 2020
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    France’s upper house of parliament, the Senate, voted Tuesday for extension of the state of emergency in the country for three months, local media reported.

    PARIS (Sputnik) – According the Ouest France newspaper, 312 lawmakers supported the prolongation of the emergency legislation, set to expire on July 15, while 24 others expressed their opposition with regard to the measure.

    The document of the emergency state’s extension is set to be submitted to the lower house of the French parliament, or the National Assembly, of Thursday.

    Earlier in the day, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said that the state of emergency would be lifted by November 1.

    The state of emergency was introduced in the follow-up to deadly terror attacks that hit Paris and its suburbs on November 13, 2015.


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