national Assembly (illustration). – NICOLAS MESSYASZ / SIPA

And five. The national Assembly passed by 288 votes to 32, in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, a new extension of the state of emergency post-attacks, until 15 July 2017, after the presidential and legislative elections. The very large part of the majority and of the opposition voted for. Only mps left Front, environmentalists protesters and a handful of mps LR have voted against it.

in Front of a hundred deputies, the Interior minister Bruno Le Roux emphasized that ” weighs in today on the France a terrorist risk to an extremely high level “. Since the last extension passed just after the terrorist attack of Nice”, “we have foiled by less than 13 attacks, involving about thirty individuals,” including women and minors, he pleaded.

And ” the intense electoral period in which we enter further increases the risk of passage to the act of the terrorists. We need to take all the precautions so that these debates can be conducted in the best conditions “, he believed in openness.

Hardened by the Parliament for a year, the regime of state of emergency allows house arrest, house searches, administrative bans on processions, identity checks and searches of baggage and vehicles, closure of meeting places…

The extension until July 15, will “straddle” the presidential election of April-may and the parliamentary elections in June in order to allow the care to a new government to decide (or not) an output of the state of emergency. The draft law also stipulates that the extension will not be interrupted by the resignation of the government following the elections

This extension should be voted consistent with Thursday in the Senate to avoid the automatic interruption of a state of emergency on 22 December, fifteen days after the resignation of the government Valls. France will see its longest period of state of emergency-uninterrupted – 20 months – since the inception of this plan except during the war in Algeria.

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