He is once again embarking on an electoral race. Singer Francis Lalanne has submitted his candidacy for the legislative elections (June 12-19) in the 3rd district of Charente, the prefecture told AFP on Friday evening, confirming information from La Charente Libre.
According to the newspaper, the 63-year-old singer-songwriter, known for his involvement with the Yellow Vests and within the anti-vax sphere, presents himself under the label of a movement called "France Libre" and his campaign poster bears the mentions "animalist, humanist, ecologist, sovereignist".
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Last week, the industrial tribunal of Rochefort (Charente-Maritime) had asked the production company of "Fort Boyard" to pay nearly 10,000 euros in compensation to Francis Lalanne, after his dismissal in 2020 from the successful show in which he appeared between 2016 and 2019. His lawyer had assured that the eviction of Francis Lalanne from the show was explained in particular by "his membership in the movement of yellow vests".
This is not the first time that Francis Lalanne has embarked on elections: in 2019, the artist notably led a Yellow Vest list in the European elections. Before that, he had been a substitute candidate in Essonne in the 2017 legislative elections. Ten years earlier, it was in Bas-Rhin that he had tried to obtain a seat in the National Assembly, under the banner of the MEI ( independent environmental movement).