French Justice Chief Resigns Amid Uproar Over Terrorism Bill

PARIS (AP) -

 

France’s justice minister has resigned after objecting to President Francois Hollande’s push to revoke citizenship from convicted terrorists with dual nationality.

Hollande announced Christiane Taubira’s resignation Wednesday — just before Parliament takes up the citizenship bill.

Taubira, a devoted leftist, wrote that “sometimes, to resist is to remain, sometimes to resist is to leave.”

Taubira had suffered tensions in the past with center-leaning Prime Minister Manuel Valls.

The citizenship bill, prompted by the Nov. 13 Paris attacks, is popular among conservatives and the far right but is especially divisive for the governing Socialists.