Rachel Kéké accused of sharing far-right ideas? The new deputy Nupes makes her mea culpa

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Old Facebook posts from the new Nupes MP for Val-de-Marne Rachel Kéké have reappeared for a few days. She had shared publications from the National Rally. Rachel Kéké justifies herself.

Since the election of Rachel Kéké as Nupes deputy for Val-de-Marne, old Facebook posts by the ex-maid have reappeared on social networks. Very shared by supporters of Emmanuel Macron, the National Rally or the far-right site fdesouche, they show shares or likes of far-right posts but also messages of support for Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad, between 2016 and 2019.

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After several days of controversy, Rachel Kéké explained herself Wednesday evening in a post on Facebook. “A few years ago, I reshared posts on Facebook that absolutely do not reflect who I am and what I stand for today in my political fight”. The new MP Nupes assures that she has “learned a lot” from her “trade union commitment and the struggle at Ibis Batignolles”. She had indeed been the spokesperson for the long strike of the chambermaids of the Ibis Batignolles hotel in Paris which had lasted 22 months. Between 2019 and 2021, then a CGT activist, Rachel Kéké mobilized to improve the salaries and working conditions of cleaning ladies in front of the management of the establishment.

“I affirm it: as an elected representative of rebellious France and Nupes, I fully share the fights and the values ​​​​of these organizations which have made up this beautiful union of the left”, explains Rzachel Kéké. And the elected to conclude: “There is no possible ground of agreement with the far right. Racist, sexist and LGBT-phobic ideas must be fought relentlessly!”

Rachel Kéké’s post on Facebook.

A justification that does not believe the former Minister of Sports Roxana Maracineanu, who was his opponent in the constituency, and who was beaten. “She admits to having supported the regime of El Assad and Mrs. Le Pen in the presidential election in 2017. She shared racist and homophobic publications. I remind you that it is a crime. But she assures us that she has changed. Everything is fine. Her constituents will judge,” writes the former swimming champion.

So @KekeRachelLFI candidate, admits having supported the regime of El Assad and Mrs. Le Pen for the presidency in 2017. She shared racist and homophobic publications.
I remind you that it is a crime.
But she assures us that she has changed.
Everything is fine
His voters will judge pic.twitter.com/uyXUIYSD1p

— Roxana Maracineanu (@RoxaMaracineanu) June 22, 2022

Rachel Kéké arrived in France from the Ivory Coast in 2000. She started working as a hairdresser before entering the hotel industry. She continued to work at the Ibis hotel at the start of her campaign but had taken a leave of absence to devote herself fully to the legislative elections. She will now represent her constituency of Val-de-Marne for five years.

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