“I can’t do it anymore”: Taha Bouhafs gives up running for the legislative elections

“Keep fighting. For my part, I tried but I can’t do it anymore. » Journalist and activist Taha Bouhafs, invested by the New Popular, Ecological and Social Union (Nupes) in the 14and constituency of the Rhône, hinted at the withdrawal of his candidacy for the legislative elections in a press release published on Twitter on the night of Monday May 9 to Tuesday May 10.

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For several weeks, I have been enduring an unprecedented storm of attacks, he explains in this text. Every day, a new slander, a new insult, a new death threat, a new accusation. »

I would have liked to hold on, I would have liked to make you proud. […] I’ve been supported, not enough to hold on, but enough to be grateful », continues the young man of 25 years.

“A great acknowledgment of failure”

Alexis Corbière, La France insoumise (LFI) deputy for Seine-Saint-Denis, confirmed his withdrawal this Tuesday morning on France 2: “I think it should be interpreted that way. » “It is a great acknowledgment of failure, I take note of his decision and I respect it […]. What we want to do is for the National Assembly to reflect the people. Taha Bouhafs was the example of these social circles, far from politics, and which are committed and which are not always perfect. Are you perfect? Me no. It hurts me “adds the LFI framework.

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The journalist also received the support of Clémentine Autaine, an “insubordinate” deputy in Seine-Saint-Denis: “It is high time to face the injustice, the violence of the attacks from the far right, relayed ad nauseam in the media, by Macronie and even in certain ranks on the left, against a young man without a diploma, from working-class neighborhoods and immigrants. »

A statement shared by the former candidate of the New Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA) in the presidential election Philippe Poutou, who deplored on Twitter “a slanderous campaign” against him. “There are applications that are disturbing and that is also why they must be supported! »

A call to “review your candidacy”

On Monday, Fabien Roussel, the national secretary of the Communist Party, had asked LFI to “review the application” of Taha Bouhafs in the legislative elections in Vénissieux for “Create the conditions to win” in this constituency.

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“I fully understand Michèle Picard’s anger and candidacy [la maire communiste de Vénissieux] and we told La France insoumise that there was a problem, we continue to discuss with them”explained the former communist presidential candidate.

Fabien Roussel deplored in particular the fact that Taha Bouhafs was sentenced to a fine of 1,500 euros, in particular for public insult, for having treated the police unionist Linda Kebab of“Service Arabic” – a conviction which he appealed.

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