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POLITICS – A response to vitriol. This Wednesday, September 8 on France inter, the Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin was questioned about the comments made by the candidate for the primary environmentalist Sandrine Rousseau, who justified during the first debate his engagement in this election by the nomination “at the head of the police force of a minister himself accused of rape”.
An exit to which the former mayor of Tourcoing replied by saying that the ecologist had requested him to obtain an appointment. “Madame Rousseau did not have the same vision of myself when she came to ask me to appoint her director of the IRA (Regional Administration Institute, editor’s note) of Lille when I was Minister of the Civil Service”, retorted the minister, threatening to “publish requests for appointments and requests for appointment” emanating from the ecofeminist candidate.
“And when I see her public statements, I was right not to propose her appointment to train new officials,” continued Gérald Darmanin, before adding: “it’s ridiculous, she is caricating herself. ”.
Note that this is not the first time that the two, involved to varying degrees in student life in the North, have been cited in an appointment case. In February, Sandrine Rousseau let it be understood that Gérald Darmanin and Olivier Duhamel, who had voted against her in the Board of Directors, had “blocked the road” in her campaign for the presidency of Sciences Po Lille due to of the fights she embodied. Words that the Minister of the Interior had judged “Defamatory”.
Contacted by The HuffPost for more details on the assertions of Gerald Darmanin, the entourage of Sandrine Rousseau has, for the moment, not followed up. On Twitter, the lawyer Arié Alimi (very committed against police violence) points out that the remarks of the Minister of the Interior could be the subject of a sanction, under articles 222-17 and 226-1 of the penal code, which punish by 6 months of prison and 7,500 euros of fines the fact of threatening to disclose private correspondence.
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