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What is the status of the law? Can Chirac refer it back to the Assembly for a second reading? Can he refer it to the Constitutional Council?

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 9th, 2005 at 06:16:00 AM EST
My understanding is that another attempt to get this Article 4 repealed will take place early next year. Alfred Almont, national assemble depute from Martinique and member of the UMP (Chirac's party), is committed to the repeal. In a recent interview he advised that if the issue is taken up at the beginning of the year that given parliamentary procedures it would take 3 to 4 months to get the article repealed. Similarly Alfred Marie-Jeanne, another national assemble depute from Martinique emphasized that the repeal will be pursued again. At the same time Chirac, Villepin, as well of the minister of overseas territories seem to be trying to distance themselves from the legislation by their statements to the press.
by Alexandra in WMass (alexandra_wmass[a|t]yahoo[d|o|t]fr) on Fri Dec 9th, 2005 at 03:13:37 PM EST
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