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Should Quatennens give up his post as MP? In his constituency, the issue divides

In the first constituency in the North, where Adrien Quatennens is a deputy, opinions are divided. Some think he should resign since he is under investigation for “violence by his spouse.” Others find that he would be “a little too radical”.

Should Adrien Quatennens leave his post as MP for the North? At the Sebastopol market in Lille, opinions differ. Here, in this district 1 of the department, the rebels are popular: he was re-elected with a large majority in the last legislative elections, gathering a little more than 65% of the votes in the second round.

“He must resign,” believes one young man, however. “It does not go with his party line,” he recalls while Adrien Quatennens acknowledged in a press release on Sunday several violent gestures towards his wife, Céline Quatennens.

He must take a step back in his parliamentary mandate, “to set an example at least”, a resident abounds. And to insist: “It is not normal to hit a woman.”

“Inadmissible that we can drag it through the mud”

A woman from Lille is not of the same opinion. She envies the British. They “separate politics from family problems” while in France, “we mix everything up”. She considers it a “couple problem”. However, she says, “if every time we have a relationship problem, we have to quit, maybe that’s a little too radical.”

Another woman present in the market adds: “I find it unacceptable that we can drag him through the mud like this.”

Adrien Quatennens announced on Sunday that he was leaving his duties as coordinator of La France insoumise. If some elected officials believe that he no longer has a place on the floor, however, his party reinforced it on Wednesday. Manuel Bompard, a rebel deputy for Bouches-du-Rhône, thus explained that LFI would not ask him to resign his mandate as deputy.

Author: Pauline Delevoye and Blandine Dalena with BF
Source: BFM TV

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