France may extend state of emergency - Prime Minister
The state of emergency introduced in France after the November 2015 terrorist attacks may be prolonged, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday, Sputnik International reported.
The state of emergency was introduced in France as the initiative of the President Francois Hollande after the November tragedy and has been extended three times since then. The latest six-month extension began on July 26.
"The state of emergency allows us to make arrests and employ other administrative measures that are very effective… Therefore, yes, we will probably extend the emergency state for a few more months," Valls told BBC's HARDtalk program.
Valls added that it would be difficult to cancel the emergency state as the presidential campaign would soon begin with its meetings and mass gatherings.