Adrien Quatennens will not return to the ranks of the Left Party (PG). The deputy, sentenced in December for domestic violence and who resumed his parliamentary work in January, is excluded from the formation founded by Jean-Luc Mélenchon and founding member of La France insoumise (LFI).
“The national executive secretariat of the PG decides to transform the suspension of Adrien Quatennens into an exclusion”the party announced in a statement, Tuesday, January 24. The MP for the North had been suspended since September 20, 2022, when the case began.
Press release from the Parti de Gauche concerning the status of Adrien Quatennens https://t.co/EtgQKDG9xw
The AG justified its decision by its “principles and its program combating violence against women, and in the light of communication that reverses the charge of violence”. The party alludes to a television interview given in December where Adrien Quatennens details the circumstances of the slap in the face to his wife and the multiple text messages he sent her.
These facts earned him a four-month suspended prison sentence by the Lille Criminal Court, as well as a suspension from the group of LFI deputies until April. His interview also aroused the indignation of several “rebellious” executives, who demanded that the decision to suspend him for four months be reassessed. MP Alexis Corbière mentioned a “review clause” before his scheduled return to the group.
Adrien Quatennens has already made his return to the National Assembly in mid-January, as a non-registered. Partners of the New People’s Ecological and Social Union felt that he should be permanently excluded from LFI.