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La France insoumise selected on Friday to exclude from its nominations for the legislative elections Raquel Garrido, Alexis Corbière and Danielle Simonnet, three figures of the social gathering who made the error of criticizing Jean-Luc Mélenchon in latest months. On the opposite hand, Adrien Quatennens, convicted in December 2022 for home violence, is properly invested. The two different “rebels” François Ruffin and Clémentine Autain, who had been spared, reacted strongly.

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How to cease your momentum: directions to be used. La France insoumise provided itself a renewed stress, Friday June 14, by unveiling its investitures for the legislative elections, together with that of Adrien Quatennens, convicted of home violence, however with out a number of historic figures of the social gathering similar to Alexis Corbière or Raquel Garrido, labeled as slingers.

The day started with a picture of unity on the left, with the settlement reached between companions to seal a New Popular Front. And it ended with a gaping fissure inside La France insoumise (LFI), accused of “purge” or “sectarianism” after having revealed the names of 230 candidates for the election of June 30 and July 7.

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In query, the controversial presence of Adrien Quatennens, outgoing deputy of the 1time Northern constituency, sentenced in December 2022 to 4 months suspended imprisonment for home violence. His case was debated on the left, significantly amongst socialists and ecologists, however this loyalist of the insurgent chief Jean-Luc Mélenchon was certainly reappointed.

“To all those who oppose or doubt the relevance of my candidacy, know that I understand you. I hope to be able, humbly, and through my actions, to regain your trust,” reacted the outgoing MP in a press launch.

“Crime of lèse-Mélenchon”

On the opposite hand, Danielle Simonnet, elected in Paris, in addition to Raquel Garrido and Alexis Corbière, deputies from Seine-Saint-Denis, who embody discordant voices inside LFI, had been brutally dismissed and changed by different candidates. The three expressed their shock on Friday night, like Alexis Corbière, who firstly of the night introduced on social networks his presence on a morning radio present on Saturday, carrying the colours of the marketing campaign.

“An obscure LFI electoral commission decided not to nominate me as a candidate. A punishment for having voiced internal criticism. Shame,” grumbled Alexis Corbière, on the social community X, saying he was “clearly nonetheless a candidate ” in a constituency where he was re-elected in the first round in 2022.

Raquel Garrido, his partner in the city, also deplored on X that she was being made to “pay for the crime of lèse-Mélenchon”. “Shame on you Jean-Luc Mélenchon. It’s sabotage. But I will do better. We will do better,” she wrote again, denouncing “disgusting methods”.

Last fall, Raquel Garrido, previously Jean-Luc Mélenchon's lawyer, was sanctioned for 4 months by LFI for overtly criticizing a number of members of the motion and its chief, round governance or the social gathering's technique.

As for Danielle Simonnet, she strongly regretted “a purge of deputies committed to unity”. “While I once again brought together hundreds of citizens in my constituency this evening, by email, like four other comrades and without even a phone call, I learned that I am not invested,” she mentioned. nonetheless indignant on the social community.

“Our democracy deserves better than you”

The outgoing LFI deputies Hendrik Davi (Bouches-du-Rhône) and Frédéric Mathieu (Ille-et-Vilaine) had been additionally not included on this listing which notably contains the CGT commerce unionist Céline Verzeletti and even Lyes Louffok, activist of the kid rights defender and essayist.

Frédéric Mathieu denounced that LFI “chooses division”, whereas Hendrik Davi spoke of a scarcity of “decency” in these evictions, which raised a wave of indignation internally, beginning with LFI deputy François Ruffin.

“I have not fallen under the caudine forks of your stupidity, your sectarianism. You prefer a man who hits his wife, author of domestic violence, to comrades who have the impudence to have a disagreement with the great leader. Our democracy deserves better than you,” he wrote.

MP Clémentine Autain additionally made a virulent cost towards the social gathering, the place “it’s higher to have been convicted of home violence than to have defended democracy, demonstrated towards anti-Semitism after October 7 and pleaded for the union of leftists and ecologists.

“Purging people who are not linemen but keeping Quatennens, that says a lot about your methods and your relationship 1) to feminism, 2) to disagreements,” added ecologist Marie-Charlotte Garin.

With AFP