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France backs constitution reform

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posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 12:17 PM
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France backs constitution reform


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Parliamentarians in France have backed plans by President Nicolas Sarkozy to rewrite the country's constitution - by the slimmest of margins.

The reform bill was backed by 539 votes to 357 - exactly the 60% majority of the combined Assembly and Senate required to pass the reforms.

Mr Sarkozy says the reforms will strengthen France's parliament, which is often seen as weak.

But Mr Sarkozy's critics say they will turn the country into a "monocracy".

Socialist senator and former justice minister Robert Badinter said the reforms would be the equivalent of crowning Mr Sarkozy king.

"It's 'monocracy' - the power of a single man," he said last week.
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[edit on 21-7-2008 by Dan5647]




posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 12:17 PM
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Say hello to King Sarkozy. What do you guys think of this move? Anything fishy going on? Another attempt to expand the EU's power? What benefits will France have now being a "monocracy"?

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posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 12:34 PM
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Sounds fishy to me, France is already a police state by most standards, a stronger government is the last thing they need!

Looks like Sarkozy has something up his sleeve. Perhaps to bring back France's glory days when it was a monarchy?



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