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French public divided over death penalty 40 years after its abolishment • FRANCE 24 English

FRANCE24, 18 Sep 2021
France abolished the death penalty 40 years ago Saturday, the culmination of 200 years of activism. Recently elected socialist president François Mitterrand backed the move, but it was unpopular, and about 50 percent of the French public want to re-instate the sentence.

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