Suspended and now excluded. Adrien Kwatennen, convicted in December of domestic violence and resuming his parliamentary seat in January, was fired from the Left Party, which was announced on Tuesday by Jean-Luc Mélenchon and co-founder of La France insoumise. “PG National Executive Secretariat decides to make Adrian Kwatennens’ suspension an exception”, the party said in a statement. The deputy from the North has been removed from office since September 20, when the case was initiated.
The party justified its decision “principles and its program to combat Violence against womenand in the light of communication that removes accusations of violence”. An allusion to a television interview given in December in which Adrien Quatennens detailed the circumstances of his wife’s slap and the numerous text messages he sent her.
Nupes partners demand he be kicked out of LFI
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. Deputy Alexis Corbière emphasized “revision clause” prior to his scheduled 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.