Robert Badinter's family does not want the presence of RN and LFI elected officials during the national tribute

The family of Robert Badinter does not wish the presence of elected officials from the National Rally and La France insoumise at the national tribute which will be paid on Wednesday to the former Minister of Justice who died last week

Robert Badinter's family does not want the presence of RN and LFI elected officials during the national tribute

The family of Robert Badinter does not wish the presence of elected officials from the National Rally and La France insoumise at the national tribute which will be paid on Wednesday to the former Minister of Justice who died last week. A wish to which the RN will comply, unlike LFI, we learned on Tuesday February 13.

The Elysée made this request from Elisabeth Badinter, the widow of the father of the abolition of the death penalty, known to both parties, indicated a source at Agence France-Presse (AFP), confirming information from the Figaro.

Questioned by AFP, the RN affirmed that Marine Le Pen and the other invited elected officials from her party had decided not to go there, in accordance with the wishes of the family. “We will not be present, the family did not wish it. I am not going to argue,” Marine Le Pen then declared, on the sidelines of a session at the National Assembly.

The leaders of the far right stuck to the minimum service in their tributes to the memory of Robert Badinter, a figure long reviled for having abolished the death penalty. Marine Le Pen had hailed “a prominent figure in the intellectual and legal landscape”, while affirming that we “could not share all the struggles” of the former Minister of Justice.

LFI will send two deputies to the tribute

On the contrary, rebellious officials had increased their praise after the announcement of the disappearance of the father of the abolition of the death penalty. The leader of the radical left Jean-Luc Mélenchon again published an article in L'Obs on Monday to salute a figure who "permanently stuck to the altitude of the ideal".

Reacting Tuesday to the fact that Robert Badinter's family opposes the presence of "rebellious" elected officials, Jean-Luc Mélenchon regretted on the social network . In the process, the Mélenchonist party announced that it would be represented by two deputies during the tribute. “A national tribute is a national tribute. We are invited, and we will be represented there by Caroline Fiat, vice-president of the National Assembly and Éric Coquerel, president of the Finance Commission,” indicated the Insoumis parliamentary group.

A minute of silence was respected by the deputies on all benches Tuesday in the National Assembly. All the groups then applauded, some RN deputies abstaining.