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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