Accused of psychological violence by his ex-girlfriend, Julien Bayou announced on Monday his resignation from his position as national secretary of Europe Ecology-The Greens, citing “an unsustainable situation”. A new blow for the Nupes, the coalition of leftist parties, after the withdrawal of the deputy La France Insoumise Adrien Quatennens, following domestic violence.
After Adrien Quatennens of La France Insoumise (LFI), it is another important figure of Nupes who is leaving his duties: Julien Bayou, accused of moral harassment by his former colleague, announced on Monday, September 26, his resignation from his position as secretary of Europe Écologie-Les Verts (EELV) and the presidency of the environmental group in the National Assembly, denouncing an “unsustainable” situation in a press release.
“I am accused of facts that are not presented to me, of which my accusers-children say that they are not criminally reprehensible, and that therefore I cannot defend myself because they refuse to listen to me,” explained Julien Bayou.
He will give a press conference at 4:00 p.m. in Paris.
“This situation is unsustainable and the deleterious context seems to prevent any discernment, at a time when society is reeling and is looking for the balance point for this much-needed feminist revolution,” she added, stressing that her decision “does not call into question neither his mandate as a deputy nor his “present and future commitment”.
EELV in crisis
This resignation comes as environmentalists are shaken by accusations of moral harassment against Julien Bayou. Charges confirmed by Deputy Sandrine Rousseau, who met her ex-girlfriend.
The National Assembly environmental group suspended Julien Bayou from his co-presidency on Tuesday. The former candidate of the Greens for the presidency Yannick Jadot had invited, on Sunday, Julien Bayou to become “retired” from the national secretariat of the EELV.
The resignation of the general secretary also occurs the day after the Greens’ rejection of an internal referendum to simplify the organization and adapt the EELV to the “conquest of power”, which was supported by the party leadership, sinking the environmentalist formation in the crisis.
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