“I am renouncing my candidacy,” declares outgoing MP Adrien Quatennens, whose nomination was contested

“I am renouncing my candidacy,” declares outgoing MP Adrien Quatennens, whose nomination was contested
“I am renouncing my candidacy,” declares outgoing MP Adrien Quatennens, whose nomination was contested

“I am renouncing my candidacy.” Under pressure for 24 hours, the outgoing deputy from the North Adrien Quatennens finally threw in the towel on Sunday June 16. His inauguration was denounced on the left, particularly among socialists and ecologists. The elected official was sentenced in 2022 to four months of suspended imprisonment for domestic violence. Amy Bah, of the feminist collective NousToutes, announced her candidacy against Adrien Quatennens, calling him “Achilles heel of the left”. She notably received the support of the mayor of Lille, Martine Aubry. Follow our live stream.

Last day for application submissions. Candidates for the legislative elections in the 577 constituencies have until 6 p.m. to submit their declaration of candidacy to the prefecture, with a view to the first round on June 30. Dissident candidates on the left, local alliances between the right and the majority, rallying of LR to the RN… Everything should be known on Sunday evening, if not necessarily clear after several days of confusion.

On the left, an already known offer with the New Popular Front. This motley alliance brings together anti-capitalist Philippe Poutou and former president François Hollande. LFI closed the door on Saturday to any challenge to its nomination choices after dismissing several deputies critical of Jean-Luc Mélenchon such as Danielle Simonnet, Raquel Garrido and Alexis Corbière.

The majority are trying to remobilize. Prime Minister Gabriel Attal promised several measures on Saturday in the event of a victory for the presidential camp, such as a 15% reduction in electricity bills. “from next winter” or an increase in the amount of the so-called “Macron” bonus, paid by companies to their employees.

What about LR rallies to the RN? The closing of applications will make it possible to judge the rallies of the Republicans, led by Eric Ciotti. If the boss of the RN Jordan Bardella announced that there would be “a common candidate” in 70 constituencies, the Niçois seems to have succeeded in not taking any national figure with him.

Demonstrations against the far right in France. Nearly 200 rallies and demonstrations against the far right are organized on weekends throughout France, at the call of associations and unions. Some 250,000 people have already marched across France on Saturday, including 75,000 in Paris. Lyon demonstrates for its part on Sunday.

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