French justice minister Christiane Taubira has resigned from office in a row over proposed tough security measures that would strip French citizenship from terrorists with dual nationality.
A variety of emergency measures put in place following the 13 November terror attacks on Paris could become part of the French constitution, if President Francois Hollande finds support in Parliament, which Taubira appears to have been unwilling to give.
It is believed that the issue of citizenship removal was the final straw in bringing about Taubira's resignation from the post of justice minister, which has now been filled by Jean-Jacques Urvoas, who supports the constitutional changes.
Taubira stated in a tweet that she was leaving to stay true to her values, which were becoming further from those of Hollande, whose response to the Paris attacks has been criticised by some corners for being reactionary and extreme.
Following a meeting with Hollande in which she officially resigned, and ahead of the first debate on the proposed changes on 27 January, Taubira tweeted: "Sometimes to resist is to stay, sometimes to resist is to leave."
Hollande's office confirmed Taubira's resignation shortly before the morning's debate, stating on its website: "Madame Christiane Taubira, minister of justice, presented this 27 January 2016 her resignation to the president of the republic, who accepted it. They agreed on the need to terminate her function at a time when the debate on the constitutional revision opens at the national assembly today."