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Hollande seeks constitution changes to fight terrorism

Hollande seeks constitution changes to fight terrorismPresident Francois Hollande said Monday that France's constitution needed to be amended to better deal with crisis situations as he addressed both houses of parliament convened at Versailles, according to Reuters.

Hollande said he wanted French law to allow dual nationals to be stripped of their French citizenship if they were convicted of terrorism and dual nationals to be banned from entering France if they presented a "terrorism risk," Reuters reports.

He also pledged to increase budgets for security forces and the army.

"That will lead to higher spending, which I take responsibility for," Hollande said.

"I consider that in these circumstances, the security pact prevails over the stability pact," he said, referring to the eurozone budget limits.
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