Europe 1 with AFP 09:41, May 09, 2022

Fabien Roussel asked La France insoumise on Monday to "review" the candidacy of Taha Bouhafs for the legislative elections.

The militant journalist was indeed invested in the 14th district of the Rhône after being condemned for having treated the police unionist Linda Kebab of "Arab service".

PCF national secretary Fabien Roussel asked La France insoumise on Monday to "review" the candidacy of militant journalist Taha Bouhafs for the legislative elections in Vénissieux (Rhône) to "create the conditions to win" in this constituency.

"I fully understand the anger and the candidacy of Michèle Picard (the communist mayor of Vénissieux) and we told La France insoumise that there was a problem, we continue to discuss with them", explained the former communist candidate. in the presidential election, who participated on Saturday in the Convention recording the birth on the left of the "New popular ecological and social union" (Nupes).

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The investiture confirmed Sunday in the 14th district of the Rhône of militant journalist Taha Bouhafs, sentenced to a fine of 1,500 euros in particular for public insult, for having treated the police unionist Linda Kebab of "Arab service" - conviction which he made appeal - continues to make waves.

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"I do not understand that La France insoumise can present someone under its colors who was convicted at first instance for racial insults", lamented the deputy from the North, while this constituency was reserved for LFI by the agreement of Nupes.

"We ask La France insoumise to review this candidacy and create the conditions to win there against En Marche and the National Front," he added.

"We will continue to defend what made our originality, our difference, but what is most important is that we have agreed on emergency measures that the French are waiting for", has also pleaded Fabien Roussel about the new union for the legislative elections.

"The France of happy days (its presidential slogan, editor's note), I will continue to carry it, we can also make it live in this coalition that we have decided to build", he insisted.

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