French President Francois Hollande has proposed an extension of the country’s current state of emergency until early 2017, in the wake of the deadly terror attack in Nice last week.
The state of emergency was declared last November, following the Paris massacre that left 130 people dead.
Once the proposal is approved by the Senate, the emergency measures will remain in place until next year.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that: “We must remain united and focused because we must be strong in the face of this threat,”.
“Populism stalks us, ready to pounce at any opportunity, to blow on the embers of discord and exacerbate divisions, as every new division makes us more vulnerable.”