Adrien Quatennens

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Adrien Quatennens
Adrien Quatennens.jpg
Adrien Quatennens in 2017.
Coordinator of La France insoumise
Assumed office
22 June 2019
Preceded byManuel Bompard
Member of the National Assembly of France
Assumed office
21 June 2017
Preceded byBernard Roman
ConstituencyNord's 1st
Personal details
Born (1990-05-23) 23 May 1990 (age 31)
Lille, Nord, France
Political partyLa France insoumise (2016–present)
Other political
Left Party

Adrien Quatennens (born 23 May 1990 in Lille, France) is a French politician. He has been a deputy in the National Assembly since 2017. He has also been the coordinator of the left-wing party La France Insoumise since 2019. He often works with party leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

Life and career[change | change source]

Early life[change | change source]

Adrien Quatennens was born in 1990. His father is a company executive in the energy sector. His mother is a saleswoman.[1]

Quatennens became interested in politics at the age of 15 in 2006, when there were big demonstrations against a new labour law in France. He joined charities to help homeless people[2] and became a member of the Attac organization.[3] In 2006, he got the high scool diploma in a Catholic high shool in Bondues, Nord.[4][5] He started studying economics at the University of Lille but failed exams in second year. Then he got a technical diploma[6] and worked as a customer adviser for the energy company EDF.[7]

Career in politics[change | change source]

Quatennens supported Jean-Luc Mélenchon in 2008.[8] He joined his party, the Left Party in 2013.[9] He became a member of the national board of the party in 2015.[1] Together with Ugo Bernalicis, he was the local secretary of the Left Party in the Nord department.[10] He supported Mélenchon in the 2012 and 2017 presidential elections.[11][12]

He was a candidate in the 2014 municipal elections in Lille for the Left Front list. He was not elected.[13] He joined the new party La France Insoumise in February 2016.[12]

In 2017, he was elected a deputy (member of the National Assembly) for the 1st constituency of Nord. He got 50.11 percent of the votes in the second round of the election.[14] He became a member of the Social Affairs committee of the National Assembly.[15] He voted against the 2017 French labour law reform.[16][17] He wants burnouts to officially become work diseases.[18] Quatennens is also the deputy chairman of the France–Greece and France–Denmark friendship groups of the National Assembly.

On 22 June 2019, Quatennens became the coordinator La France Insoumise.[19]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Moniez, Laurie (21 June 2018). "À Lille, l'ambition insoumise d'Adrien Quatennens". Le Monde (in French). p. 8. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  2. Girard, Étienne (2017-07-13). "Abbé Pierre, kebabs, Chicons Gratin… les secrets du « flamboyant » député Insoumis Adrien Quatennens". Marianne (in French).
  3. "Qui sont les députés de La France insoumise ?". Le Monde (in French). 2017-06-19.
  4. "Adrien Quatennens, un fidèle soldat en mission pacification à LFI". Le Monde (in French). 2019-07-20. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  5. Lenoir, Alexandre; Marcelli, Sylvain (2019-05-10). "Adrien avant Quatennens, la première vie d'un Insoumis". Mediacités (in French). Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  6. "Adrien Quatennens, le député insoumis qui monte". 2017-07-14. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  7. "Adrien Quatennens". Projet Picardie (in French). Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  8. Stathopoulos, Claire (2017-07-13). "France insoumise Qui est Adrien Quatennens, le jeune député qui monte ?". VSD (in French). Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  9. David, Romain (2017-07-13). "Adrien Quatennens : « Je suis venu à la politique par frustration »" (in French). Europe 1. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  10. Absalon, Julien (2017-07-12). "Adrien Quatennens, le député « insoumis » qui vilipende la loi travail" (in French). RTL. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  11. Equy, Laure; Laïreche, Rachid (2017-09-24). "Les voix du Nord de La France insoumise". Libération (in French). Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Meysenq, Licia (2017-07-11). "Réforme du Code du Travail : trois choses à savoir sur Adrien Quatennens, le député « insoumis » qui secoue l'Assemblée" (in French). France Info. Retrieved 2017-07-22..
  13. Finez, Ludovic (2017-07-19). "Adrien Quatennens, en « campagne permanente »". L'Humanité (in French). Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  14. "Élections législatives 2017". (in French). French Ministry of the Interior. 2017-06-18. Retrieved 2018-05-19.
  15. "Adrien Quatennens". (in French). Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  16. Billard, Sébastien (2017-07-11). "7 choses à savoir sur Adrien Quatennens, le M. Code du Travail des "insoumis"". L'Obs (in French). Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  17. Meteyer, Madeleine (2017-07-12). "Adrien Quatennens, 27 ans, l'« insoumis » qui secoue l'Assemblée". Le Figaro (in French). Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  18. "La proposition de loi des Insoumis sur le burn-out est rejetée". L'Express (in French). 2018-02-01. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  19. Mestre, Abel (2019-06-22). "LFI se restructure pour mettre le cap sur les municipales « citoyennes »". Le Monde (in French). Retrieved 2019-06-22.

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