When it comes to war, in France, the president is the only one to decide. Or so says the constitution. But with the UK and the US giving their say to Parliament on a military intervention in Syria, François Hollande could not prevent lawmakers from holding what turned out to be a fractious debate. Even though it was not followed by a vote, the discussion in both chambers of Parliament brought to the fore deepening divisions between the ruling Socialists and the opposition.
On the set:
- Philip Turle, Journalist, RFI;
- Denis Demonpion, Senior Writer, Le Nouvel Observateur Magazine.
Prepared by Marc Perelman and Léa Berdugo.