- French National Assembly approves measure in wake of Paris terror attacks
- Senate is set to vote on bill to amend French Constitution in March
- Bill would let terrorists be stripped of citizenship, or of rights associated with it
The National Assembly, the French Parliament's lower house, approved the measure by a 317-199 vote.
The Senate must still approve the bill if it is to become a part of the French Constitution.
But the legislation has already split the ruling Socialist Party badly. Justice Minister Christiane Taubira resigned in opposition
to the measure.
"I am leaving the government over a major political disagreement," Taubira said. "I choose to be true to myself."
Overall, the legislation is intended to give the president greater powers to declare a state of emergency without, as is now the case, first asking for a vote in the Parliament.
A U.N. convention discourages countries from leaving people without any citizenship. France is a signatory to that convention.
The first draft of the measure called for stripping those with a second nationality who committed crimes against the nation to be stripped of their French