Dropped mine. Adrien Quatennen, convicted in December of domestic violence and resuming his parliamentary seat in January, has been expelled from the Left Party, whose formation was announced on Tuesday by Jean-Luc Mélenchon and co-founder of La France insoumise. “The PG National Executive Secretariat decides to make the suspension of Adrian Quatennens an exception,” the party said in a press release. The deputy from the North has been removed from office since September 20, when the case was initiated.
The party justified its decision on its “principles and program to combat violence against women, and in the light of a message that removes allegations of violence.” He refers to a television interview given in December in which Adrian Quatennens details the circumstances of his wife’s slap and the numerous text messages he sent her.
Suspension of a group of LFI deputies until April
These facts earned him a four-month suspended prison sentence by the Criminal Court of Lille, as well as a suspension from the LFI group of deputies until April. His interview also angered several recalcitrant executives, who demanded a four-month suspension review. MP Alexis Corbière, in particular, mentioned a “review clause” ahead of a planned return to the group.
Adrien Quatennens had already returned to the National Assembly in mid-January unregistered. Nupes’ coalition partners felt that he should be permanently expelled from the LFI.