Adrien Quatennens: For Anne Hidalgo, Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s comments are ‘an absolute disgrace’

Adrien Quatennens: For Anne Hidalgo, Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s comments are ‘an absolute disgrace’

In an interview with Le Parisien published this Saturday, January 14, the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, harshly criticized Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s attitude towards MP Adrien Quatennens.

A statement that brings a little more discord to the left. Anne Hidalgo described Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s attitude to the Adrien Quatennens affair as an “absolute disgrace”. The founder of disobedient France had said the northern MP convicted of domestic violence was right to return to the National Assembly.

Statements that had already been heavily criticized in the ranks of Nupes and even LFI, some parliamentarians called for his definitive expulsion from the Chamber. “He was penalized, we were penalized even though we made the decisions,” said Jean-Luc Mélenchon, while admitting that the MP “needed to regain his stripes”.

As a reminder, Adrien Quatennens admitted to slapping his wife before being sentenced to four months’ probation. Suspended from his faction until April, he returned to the assembly as a non-attached party.

“If someone who wants to be the leader of the left tells us that it’s a private matter and that you have to leave your friend alone, then we’re sitting on thirty years of feminism,” she assured the Pariser columns. Before adding that she “doesn’t want any more of a patriarchal system with the violence that it represents”.

See also  Here's how long you need to ventilate your home each day

The First City Council also noted that “rebellious France is an undemocratic party (…) We will never be able to win in the country again if we stand behind this thought and this method”. She also calls for a “re-establishment of the PS by opening doors and windows”.

A statement that also resonates with the election of the party’s new first secretary. Anne Hidalgo supports Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol, the mayor of Rouen, against Olivier Faure, who is a candidate for his own successor.