Yes, French Senate approved the bill on non-citizens’ right to vote in local elections. The bill passed by 173 votes in favor and 166 votes against.French Senate is mainly composed of opposition parties, namely Socialist, Communists and Greens.
The bill now has to pass the lower house and it is expected that it will fail due to government’s opposition to this bill in a right-controlled house. If the bill fails it will be the second time voting rights of non-citizens will be turned down after 2000.
I have to mention a great documentary by Al-Jazeera on Muslims of France.