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France to inroduce smacking ban.

France to inroduce smacking ban.

France's parliament will adopt a smacking ban on Tuesday - a largely symbolic gesture in a country where there is still widespread support for corporal punishment against children.

According to France's Childhood Foundation, 85 percent of French parents admit to smacking their children.

If approved by the Senate, France will become the 56th state to prohibit smacking just days after Kosovo passed similar legislation.

The measure, which was adopted by MPs in November, is expected to easily pass France’s upper house of parliament despite some conservative and far-Right members warning such legislation fostered unwanted "interference" in family life.

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