French opposition UMP party calls for vote on Syria

French politicians have been calling for President Francois Hollande to put the possible intervention in Syria to a vote, as in the US and Britain.

French newspaper Le Monde reports that the main opposition UMP party has called for such a vote to take place, whilst MEP Arnaud Danjean told France 24:

I think there should be a vote of Parliament. We see the skepticism of the people, and we see the skepticism of our allies.

– Arnaud Danjean, french mep

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French voters split over Syria

French voters appear to be split over military intervention in Syria as the country's politicians debate the issue, according to a new poll. But a different survey suggest that 74 per cent want President Hollande to allow MPs a vote on action.