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Adrien Quatennens
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Adrien Quatennens in 2017.
Coordinator of La France insoumise
Assumed office
22 June 2019
Preceded by Manuel Bompard
Member of the National Assembly of France
Assumed office
21 June 2017
Preceded by Bernard Roman
Constituency Nord's 1st
Personal details
Born 23 May 1990 (1990-05-23) (age 30)
Lille, Nord, France
Nationality French
Political party La France insoumise (2016–present)
Other political
affiliations
Left Party
(2013–present)
Occupation Politician

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

Early life

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

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 and became a member of the Attac organization. In 2006, he got the high scool diploma in a Catholic high shool in Bondues, Nord. He started studying economics at the University of Lille but failed exams in second year. Then he got a technical diploma and worked as a customer adviser for the energy company EDF.

Career in politics

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

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

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. He became a member of the Social Affairs committee of the National Assembly. He voted against the 2017 French labour law reform. He wants burnouts to officially become work diseases. 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.

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