Nathalie Elimas the former Secretary of State for Priority Education will run in the Val-d’Oise 6th constituency despite not being backed by the presidential party, she announced this Wednesday, May 11, in the Figaro. “I am at home and will continue to run,” she says.
MP MoDem was removed from the government in March after being accused of moral harassment.
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In Le Figaro, Nathalie Elimas “deplores the attitude of the majority and the MoDem” and promises to campaign. “I have always been loyal and will continue to be,” she says.
Together! chose to invest Estelle Folest in the 6th constituency of Val-d’Oise, a stronghold of the former Secretary of State, on Wednesday.
Nathalie Elimas, for her part, condemns “parachuting.” “I am an outgoing MP, a former minister, I have always lived in the constituency: I am at home, and I am running again,” she claims. “Obviously, I will continue to support Emmanuel Macron,” Nathalie Elimas assures.
The Paris prosecutor’s office opened an investigation into the elected dissident for “moral harassment” in mid-March, after she was questioned by several of her former collaborators while she was Secretary of State.
Nathalie Elimas who filed a complaint about slanderous denunciation maintained on Wednesday that she was the victim of an “in charge” administrative investigation and that it was a media trial. “There has been no complaint filed against me in court,” she says.
Nathalie Elimas also complains about a difference in treatment compared to other presidential candidates invested by the party, such as Jérôme Peyrat, a candidate in Dordogne, who was convicted of domestic violence, or Thierry Solère, a candidate in Hauts-de-Seine, who was indicted on ten counts, including tax evasion.
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“It’s up to the different authorities to decide. There is in particular the industrial tribunal which can be seized, notably replied Laurent Pietraszewski, Secretary of State in charge of occupational health and legislative candidate in the North.
“We can then take into account the return of these different jurisdictions,” she says responding to a question about the nomination of candidates targeted by justice.