Legislative elections in France: Adrien Quatennens renounces his candidacy

Legislative elections in France: Adrien Quatennens renounces his candidacy
Legislative elections in France: Adrien Quatennens renounces his candidacy

Lhe LFI deputy Adrien Quatennens announced on Sunday that he would give up presenting his candidacy in the North, contested by his party’s partners within the New Popular Front, due to his four-month suspended prison sentence for domestic violence.

“I no longer intend for my candidacy to be used against La France insoumise and the New Popular Front to harm them at a time when all energy must be used to beat the extreme right,” he declared. in a speech to the press.

“I have the deep conviction that my situation is only a pretext used to play politics. I have the right to think so. And at this moment, I feel that I have the right to say it,” he also declared.

Elected since 2017 in the first constituency of the North, Adrien Quatennens was re-elected by LFI despite his four-month suspended prison sentence for domestic violence.

This decision had caused indignation among the parties making up the New Popular Front with LFI, particularly among the socialists and ecologists, his case having already been debated for several days.

Welcoming the decision of Mr. Quatennens, “taken in agreement with the party leadership”, LFI announced in a press release on Sunday, “investing Aurélien Le Coq, national co-host of Jeunes insoumis, and Lahouaria Addouche, social worker” on behalf of the New Popular Front and demand “the withdrawal of any dissident candidacy”.

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