Adrien Quatennens, invested by LFI, provides up operating within the North for the legislative elections | EUROtoday

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  Adrien Quatennens announces that he is withdrawing his candidacy for the legislative elections in the North, Sunday June 16.

La France insoumise MP Adrien Quatennens introduced on Sunday June 16 that he was renouncing his candidacy for the legislative elections within the North. His inauguration was contested by his social gathering companions inside the New Popular Front due to his conviction for home violence.

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“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 mobilized to beat the extreme right”he declared in a speech to the press.

“I know that this decision will disappoint a lot of people, but it seems to me that it will relieve even more”he added. “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 I have the right to say it”he additionally declared.

Dissenting candidacy

Elected since 2017 within the first constituency of the North, Adrien Quatennens was re-elected by LFI regardless of his four-month suspended jail sentence for home violence. This determination had provoked indignation among the many events making up the New Popular Front with LFI, significantly amongst socialists and ecologists, his case having already been debated for a number of days.

Welcoming the choice of Mr. Quatennens, “taken in agreement with the party leadership”LFI introduced in a press launch on Sunday, “invest Aurélien Le Coq, national co-host of Jeunes insoumis, and Lahouaria Addouche, social worker” within the title of the New Popular Front and demand “the withdrawal of any dissident candidacy”.

Amy Bah, from the feminist collective Noustoutes, ran as a candidate on Saturday within the constituency, on behalf of “values” of the New Popular Front. She introduced on Sunday on X that she had submitted her candidacy to the prefecture. Without official inauguration, however supported by the PS mayor of Lille Martine Aubry, Mme Bah stated on Saturday that she had unsuccessfully requested to be invested by the New Popular Front instead of Mr. Quatennens, described as “Achilles heel of the left”.

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The World with AFP

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