French Presidential Candidate Calls for 'Racists' to Be Banned From Running for Office

French Presidential Candidate Calls for 'Racists' to Be Banned From Running for Office


French Communist Party (PCF) presidential candidate Fabien Roussel has called for those convicted of racism or hate crimes to be ineligible for public office.

Roussel stated that he wanted to strengthen the Gayssout Act, a law enacted in 1990 that outlawed both Holocaust denial and discrimination based upon ethnic origin, race, religion, or national origin.

“Today judges decide to make politicians ineligible [for public office], elected officials who have, for example, misappropriated funds, [and] I think we should have the same sanctions for incitement to racial hatred, for racism, for anti-Semitism,” he said, France Info reports.

“These are condemnations that undermine the values of the Republic, national cohesion, living together and it is therefore perhaps necessary to have a little more severity in this

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