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France insoumise withdraws the nomination of one in all its candidates in Loir-et-Cher on account of anti-Semitic tweets

LFI withdrew the nomination of its candidate, underneath the banner of the New Popular Front, within the 1D constituency of Loir-et-Cher after the revelation of “anti-Semitic tweets published six years ago”.

In an announcement, the celebration famous that:” after checking “Reda Belkadi « violated the dedication constitution signed by all of the candidates invested by La France insoumise”. “Consequently, the electoral committee immediately withdraws its nomination” And “reaffirms its absolute commitment to combating anti-Semitism in all its forms”.

According to The New Republicthe Socialist Party in Loir-et-Cher introduced that“at a period in our history when the New Popular Front must deliver a speech of appeasement to reconcile and bring together all French people, it does not appear possible to maintain support for Reda Belkadi.”

The individual involved, for his half, reacted in a publication on Facebook. “I discovered, stunned, dozens of absolutely unacceptable tweets that I published several years ago, he writes. They reflect a cruel lack, at that time, of training and education regarding several issues, in particular the fight against anti-Semitism. » And to add that“Today, thanks to years of activist training with movements and associations, I have evolved”.

“However, I know that our country is crossed today by multiple fractures and does not need this controversy to harm (…) to the dynamics of the New Popular Front”, he continues, adding: “I take note of the decision of La France insoumise (…) and accept it with humility. » “I would like to apologize to all those who may have been disappointed by my past comments,” he concludes.

Marc Gricourt, the socialist mayor of Blois, additionally reacted in a press launch. “The errors of the Parisian devices [des partis de gauche qui se sont alliés dans le Nouveau Front populaire et se sont réparti les investitures aux législatives] lead us today to no longer have a candidate who fits into the values ​​​​and proposals of the NFP”, he laments.

And to specify that given the circumstances, he will vote for Marc Fesneau, Minister of Agriculture and candidate of the Macronist camp in the constituency, whose results or project he says he does not share but which appears to him to be “a Democrat and a Republican”.