Purges in La France insoumise: Garrido, Corbière and Simonnet deprived of nomination for the legislative elections

15 June 2024 / Interviews

La France insoumise has decided not to reinvest Alexis Corbière and Raquel Garrido for the next legislative elections in Seine-Saint-Denis, according to an announcement made on the night of Friday June 14 to Saturday June 15. This decision sparked strong reactions from the two outgoing MPs.

Raquel Garrido, current deputy for the fifth constituency of Seine-Saint-Denis, expressed her indignation on social networks, denouncing “sabotage” and accusing Jean-Luc Mélenchon of being at the origin of this decision. She affirmed her determination to continue her campaign regardless of the inauguration of La France insoumise, preparing to face Aly Diouara of the New Popular Front.

For his part, Alexis Corbière, outgoing deputy for the 7th constituency of Seine-Saint-Denis, also criticized this decision which he describes as punishment for having expressed internal criticism. He confirmed his intention to continue his campaign despite the lack of official support from his party. He will be opposed to Sabrina Ali Benali, candidate of the New Popular Front.

This announcement contrasts with the inauguration of Adrien Quatennens, outgoing deputy from the North and convicted of domestic violence, who was maintained as a candidate by La France insoumise, despite internal controversies. By excluding historical figures like Corbière, Garrido and Danielle Simonnet, La France insoumise seems to want to reaffirm a line of internal discipline, even at the cost of losing discordant voices within the party.

This decision could have significant repercussions in these strategic constituencies where the left faces close competition, particularly against the National Rally.