French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira, a gutsy leftwinger generally contemplated at odds together with her authorities on issues of order and law enforcement, stepped down on Wednesday, the office of President Francois Hollande said in a statement.
The statement came as parliament prepared to analyze a controversial constitutional reform that will allow for individuals convicted of terrorism to be stripped of their citizenship in particular conditions. Taubira, who expressed reservations regarding the program, said on her Twitter report: “Occasionally you stay in spot to resist.
That position has seemed a lot more debatable in the aftermath of the Nov. 13 Islamist militant assaults on Paris and the security clampdown they started, and as nations across Europe take a tougher line on policing.
Her departure comes amid conversation in French media of a potential more comprehensive shakeup of the team of Hollande as it heads into its last complete year before legislative and presidential elections in 2017.