Paris, ACCRA, MARCH
30 - (dpa/GNA) - French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that he will
stop pursuing a set of constitutional reforms aimed at fighting terrorism, due
to political opposition and disagreement between the two houses of parliament.
The reforms included clauses to strip citizenship from people convicted of an "attack on the life of the nation," and enshrine some security measures implemented under a state of emergency more permanently.
Civil rights groups had slammed the proposals, and international organizations raised alarm over the effects of France's security crackdown.
The reforms, pursued aggressively by Hollande and his government after a series of terrorist attacks in Paris in November left 130 people dead, also prompted former Justice Minister Christian Taubira to resign in protest.