French president candidate confirmed his support for Genocide bill
February 19, 2012 | 01:20
French president candidate Francois Hollande from the Socialist Party
is ready to vote for the bill criminalizing denial of Armenian
Genocide at any time, he told the French Marianne daily, Nouvelles
Hoolande announced that the Socialists are supporting the recognition
of the Armenian Genocide.
`I voted for the text and I would vote again today,’ he said.
As Armenian News-NEWS.am informed earlier, on January 23 the French
Senate adopted the law of criminalizing denial of the Armenian
Genocide. The French National Assembly had adopted the genocide bill
on December 22.
According to the law, denying genocides, including the Armenian
genocide will be punished with 1 year of imprisonment and 45,000
However, the opponents of the law sent their appeal to France’s
Constitutional Council. The council will publish its decision soon.