France’s left [sic] in turmoil over abuse of women

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“France’s left-green alliance parties are facing crises after two senior MPs were accused of violence against women. On Sunday, Adrien Quatennens of France Unbowed (LFI) stepped down from his role as party co-ordinator after he admitted slapping his wife. Days later, Green MP Julien Bayou was suspended as co-leader of his party’s bloc in parliament after accusations of psychologically abusing his ex-partner. His party is investigating the allegations. The left-wing alliance has been accused of ‘total hypocrisy’ by the far-right National Rally (RN) for their stance on gender-based violence. The two parties form part of an alliance of far-left, left and green parties which came together to form the New Ecological and Social Popular Union (Nupes) and secured more than a quarter of the votes in June’s parliamentary elections, depriving President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist government of its majority in the National Assembly.” (09/21/22)