- The French lower house has given the green light for the government's plans to extend the state of emergency in France to 15 July 2017. Thursday will determine the senate or the state of emergency is in fact held until after the parliamentary elections in June.
Saturday said French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve that the Government advocates an extension. Tuesday night was a vote in the National Assembly, the French version of the House of Commons by a large majority for the Government's proposal.
The state of emergency was imposed in November last year renewed the terrorist attacks in Paris and was already once with a half years. The measure would expire mid-January.
By the imposition of emergency rule, the police gets more powers. According to the government, there are currently ninety people under house arrest, conducted 4,200 raids and seventeen prevent potential terrorist attacks by the emergency legislation.