President Sarkozy Address to Joint Session of Parliament

French President Nicolas Sarkozy spoke out against the burquas worn by some Muslim women, saying they undermine their dignity. Five… read more

French President Nicolas Sarkozy spoke out against the burquas worn by some Muslim women, saying they undermine their dignity. Five years previously, in 2004, France banned Islamic head scarves in state schools. The president also talked about the global climate change and France’s economic future. 

This address to a joint session of Parliament in the Palace of Versailles, was the first time a French president addressed the parliament in 136 years. Previously, the president could only communicate by sending written notes that would be read by a courier.

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President Sarkozy Address to Joint Session of Parliament

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Program ID:
287236-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
Foreign Legislature
Location:
Paris, France
First Aired:
Jun 30, 2009
Last Aired:
Jul 2, 2009

Airing Details

  • Jun 30, 2009 | 10:45am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 02, 2009 | 5:52am EDT | C-SPAN 2