French Parliament to vote on Syria

By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer

Well, it seems like everyone in favor of striking Syria is beginning to consult their local lawmakers. The UK Parliament and Prime Minister David Cameron came together to debate whether or not to strike Syria for chemical weapons usage, then President Barack Obama announced that the US Congress will vote on Syria, and now the French Parliament will be discussing Syria, weighing evidence presented by French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. Unlike the US and UK, however, the French will not be holding any kind of formal vote, in part because French President Francois Hollande has the authority to order an attack without parliamentary approval. France’s military and foreign intelligence services states: “Analysis of the information we have today leads us to conclude that, on 21 August 2013, the Syrian regime launched an attack on certain districts on the outskirts of Damascus held by opposition units that combined conventional means and massive use of chemical agents.”

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