The pill definitely does not pass. In Dordogne, the LREM nomination of Jérôme Peyrat – candidate in the 4th district of the department – ​​is controversial. The politician, preferred to outgoing MP Jacqueline Dubois, was sentenced in 2020 for domestic violence. He received a suspended fine of 3,000 euros. The Observatory of gender-based and sexual violence in politics denounced his investiture. Sunday, May 15, the Walkers of Terrasson and Sarlat (two municipalities located in the 4th constituency targeted by Jérôme Peyrat) announced in a press release that they would not support the candidate invested by their party in the legislative elections, reports Le Parisien.

The two committees express their “dismay” with regard to the presidential party and Emmanuel Macron himself, who had nevertheless made violence against women the great cause of the first five-year term. They also explain that they support outgoing MP Jacqueline Dubois if she “legitimately came to stand for re-election”.

If, at the local level, the investiture of Jérôme Peyrat causes a stir, Mediapart reports that the judgment condemning the LREM candidate from Dordogne did not arouse many reactions at the national level on the side of the presidential majority. As a reminder, the politician was sentenced in September 2020 by the Angoulême criminal court after an argument in the car with his ex-girlfriend, who had been prescribed a 14-day ITT period.

In Dordogne, the investiture of Jérôme Peyrat, former adviser to Emmanuel Macron convicted of domestic violence, goes very badly with LREM activists. But at the national level, it is radio silence.