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Extended Sangaris

(B2) The National Assembly (France) authorized, Tuesday (February 25), the extension of the intervention of French forces in the Central African Republic (Operation Sangaris). 428 MPs voted for, 14 MPs voted against and 21 MPs abstained. This authorization comes in application of article 35, paragraph 3, of the Constitution, with declaration by the Government followed by a debate, and vote when a military intervention " exceeds 4 months ". It does not imply a limitation of the Sangaris force over time.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).