La France insoumise, the party of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, is in full political turmoil after the acts of domestic violence recognized by one of their main figures, the deputy of the North Adrien Quatennens.
This Tuesday, the rebellious deputies made their parliamentary return. But the press conference which was to revolve around the files which will be debated in the Hemicycle took a completely different turn. Those are acts of domestic violence of deputy Adrien Quatennens who shook up the exchanges, and in particular the reaction of Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s tweet of support for Adrien Quatennens, in which he did not say a word about the spouse of the deputy, keep making a stir within the political formation. Asked about the subject, the boss of the LFI deputies, Mathilde Panot, kicks in touch: “ We have a press release which was made by the coordination of the spaces of La France insoumise in which we all find ourselves. “Relaunched by a journalist, she puts an end to the discussion of a sec” this is my answer “.
LFI recognizes “shortcomings»
Carrying the feminist banner and the fight against violence against women and seeing its political leader support a party executive when he recognizes domestic violence, the pill is still hard to swallow for several elected officials. Danièle Obono is one of those who have dissociated themselves from the great leader: ” If you have any questions for Jean-Luc Mélenchon, you can address them to him. The parliamentarians who spoke, like me, expressed their point of view and I think it was quite clear. »
Faced with the storm, LFI recognizes ” failures in its work monitoring cases of sexual and gender-based violence, but the party is closing ranks. ” Nobody procrastinated for Adrien Quatennens to be retired “, assures the deputy Clémentine Autain, who counter-attacks:” We have set up commissions, they are imperfect. But I would like you to have the same vigilance, the same relentlessness, vis-à-vis the political parties which are crossed by situations which are, sometimes, even more, in fact, extremely serious. »
Just and inevitable decision of Adrien Quatennens to withdraw from his responsibilities within #LFI. Our movement is that of the fight against sexist and sexual violence. My thoughts go out to all women who yearn for their freedom.https://t.co/UMcHrWydWV
— Clementine Autain (@Clem_Autain) September 18, 2022
A way of passing the ball back to other political, trade union or media organizations, which are also confronted with this violence, before Mathilde Panot puts an end to the exchanges.
LFI deputies will attend training “ obligatory “, according to Ms. Obono, on sexist and sexual violence during their parliamentary days scheduled for Thursday and Friday to prepare for the return to parliament.
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