Poll: French back plan to strip dual citizens' nationality in terrorism cases

December 29, 2015 19:02

PARIS - Plans to strip dual citizens of their French nationality in terrorism cases have strong popular support, a poll showed on Tuesday after the government said it would pursue the measure despite fierce left-wing criticism.

President Francois Hollande announced the plan after Islamist gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 people in Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.

His decision has sparked much controversy within the ruling Socialist party. Justice Minister Christiane Taubira and Hollande's former Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault publicly criticized it.

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