A banner that says « Hamas candidates » has been stuck on the posters of the candidates from the New Popular Front in the first district of the Bouches-du-Rhône, the one held by Sabrina Agresti-Roubache from Marseille.

Two Marseille candidates from the New Popular Front have announced that they will file a complaint after discovering that banners saying « Hamas candidates » were stuck on their posters, as reported by Le Figaro. « We discovered this yesterday morning (Wednesday) and it has since been covered up by our far-right opponent, » explained Pascaline Lécorché, the general secretary of Place publique, a movement close to Benoît Payan. Alongside Pauline Rossel, she represents the New Popular Front in the first district of the Bouches-du-Rhône, running against the incumbent Sabrina Agresti-Roubache (from the presidential majority).

« We have always been very clear about the qualification of the terrorist group Hamas, » stated Pascaline Lécorché in an official declaration. « A legislative campaign does not allow for everything. We are shocked by this defamation, but it strengthens our determination to offer a political debate and confront political projects far from insults and denigration. »

When contacted, the public prosecutor of Marseille, Nicolas Bessone, has not yet responded to our requests at this time.

Additional Information:
This incident has raised concerns about the use of defamatory tactics in political campaigns and the impact it can have on candidates. In an era where misinformation spreads quickly, it is essential for voters to critically evaluate the information they receive. The focus should be on engaging in constructive political debates rather than resorting to personal attacks or false accusations.

Furthermore, this situation highlights the importance of upholding ethical standards in political discourse. Candidates should be judged based on their policies, actions, and vision for the future rather than baseless accusations. By addressing these issues, voters can make informed decisions and hold their representatives accountable for their words and deeds.