Fundamentalist Arrested for Attacking French Imam in Tunisia

Hassen Chalghoumi, the imam of Drancy in the department of Seine-Saint-Denis, was attacked by a fundamentalist while on vacation in Tunisia with his wife and two of his children last Sunday. He was assaulted near his hotel in a suburb of Tunis. A formal complaint was filed on Tuesday, September 3, after the imam was […]

French Politicians Holding Multiple Offices: French State Council Takes Action

Over the past several weeks, the French Council of State has been meeting in regard to the issue of government officials holding multiple offices at the same time. This practice, called cumul des mandats, is similar to our “double-dipping” and the British “double-jobbing.” It has been an ongoing problem, but a solution has finally been […]

New Seats on Constitutional Council All Filled by Women

For the first time in history, three women have now have seats on the Constitutional Council. This past week, François Hollande, Jean-Pierre Bel, and Claude Bartolone have appointed three nominees to sit on the council. On February 12, Hollande named Nicole Maestracci as the replacement for Pierre Steinmetz. Maestracci was the first president of La […]