Political Risk

France makes U-turn on non-EU residents’ right to vote

“France is putting on hold plans to give its non-EU residents the right to vote in local elections, the country’s interior minister has said, reneging on an electoral promise made by Francois Hollande during his 2012 presidential campaign. After victory for France’s far right FN party in Sunday’s European Parliament polls, the reform, which would have benefited large communities of Moroccans and Algerians in France, lacked support in parliament and Senate, he said. “

Source: France makes U-turn on non-EU residents’ right to vote | Reuters

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