French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira resigned on Wednesday, just hours before lawmakers are scheduled to debate a proposal to strip people convicted of terrorism of their citizenship. The controversial citizenship plans were proposoed in the wake of the November terrorist attacks in Paris, where 130 people were killed. “Sometimes staying on is resisting, sometimes resisting means leaving,” she tweeted. The black senior politician, who publicly opposed the plan to strip citizens with dual nationality of their French citizenship, was replaced by Jean-Jacques Urvoas, who is seen as a supporter of the constitutional change. President Francois Hollande had accepted the justice minister’s decision to leave, according to a communique from the Elysee Palace.
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