War Powers

French Parliament Endorses Continued Operations in Libya

By Wells Bennett
Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 5:51 PM

This afternoon, NPR and France 24 reported on two significant events regarding Libya.  First, Gadhafi may be ready to leave the country, and his representatives have sought negotiations regarding the mechanics of a potential departure.

Readers who have followed recent congressional activity related to Libya and the War Powers Resolution ("WPR") will also be interested in a second development: France's parliament today overwhelmingly approved continued military action by its forces in Libya.

The vote, the NPR report said, was required by France's constitution.