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French lawmakers have been banned from wearing religious symbols in parliament under a proposal submitted by a member of President Emmanuel Macron's party.

On Wednesday, the National Assembly's administrative office adopted the proposal of En Marche's François de Rugy, which states that in an effort to "maintain an atmosphere of neutrality" in the parliament does not permit the wearing of "ostensible" religious symbols, the AFP news agency reported.

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Last year, Ali Ramlati, a Muslim woman from Macron's party, was pictured wearing a head covering in her official picture on the website of the National Assembly. The picture exposed the party to criticism by people who said it obscured France's strict separation between religion and state.


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