Jean-Luc Mélenchon spoke on the Taha Bouhafs case this Sunday, May 15, the militant journalist who finally withdrew his candidacy in the constituency of Vénissieux in the Rhône, after being warned of the opening of an investigation. internal on charges of sexual violence. And the one who came 3rd in the presidential election once again attacked Fabien Roussel, despite the Nupes agreement: “I would like to emphasize the odious nature of the racist campaign against Taha Bouhafs (before even these accusations), and that will remain because that’s when Fabien Roussel intervened, “said the leader of La France insoumise. “Personally, I remain in shock to have seen a political leader of our family intervene in the midst of a racist campaign to attack someone,” he lambasted.

He distinguished this point “from the question posed by gender-based and sexual violence that our commission resolved” in “five days”, since “in our time, the voice of women is a priority and it is they who are believed to be ‘on board “. La France insoumise announced on Wednesday that it had opened an internal investigation after accusations of sexual violence against Taha Bouhafs.

The national secretary of the PCF, Fabien Roussel, had on May 9 proposed to La France insoumise to “review” the candidacy of Taha Bouhafs for the legislative elections in Vénissieux in order to “create the conditions to win” in this constituency. In a tweet, Taha Bouhafs had strongly rejected this request, challenging the PCF: “You must respect the agreement you signed and withdraw your Cumulard candidate. »

The confirmed investiture of activist journalist Taha Bouhafs, who was fined 1,500 euros, in particular for public insult for having called police unionist Linda Kebab a “service Arab”, a conviction which he appealed, had continued to make waves, until its official withdrawal this week.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon also announced that the minimum wage would finally increase to 1,500 euros net, to take inflation into account, in the event of the success of the New Popular, Ecologist and Social Union (Nupes) in the next legislative elections. Since May 1, the monthly minimum wage has been 1,645.58 euros gross, or 1,302.64 euros net.

The LFI program, the Future in common, had until then provided for a minimum wage of 1,400 euros net, but, answering on France 3 to a question on this proposal rendered “obsolete” by the effects of inflation, the former presidential candidate and “candidate” for prime minister announced an adjustment. “So today I am announcing to you that the 15% increase will be seen against the price level,” he continued.

So the minimum wage at 1,500? “Well yes, by force of circumstance, we are here to advance people’s lives, not to block it,” he argued. “Since the minimum wage is now at 1,300 euros due to inflation, we will increase it to 1,500 euros net per month,” he then tweeted. “There will be a mandatory salary conference by branch as soon as I am elected Prime Minister”, also repeated the LFI deputy from Bouches-du-Rhône, who is not running for the legislative elections this time.