Farida Amrani was born in 1976 in Ajdir, in northern Morocco, to a construction worker father and a housewife mother. She arrived in France at the age of 2, and has Moroccan and French nationalities. She has lived in Évry since 1997. Until her election, she worked as a territorial agent in Essonne.
Even if she started to militate very early, it is thanks to the association of parents of pupils to which she belongs that this mother of three children affirms to have forged a political conscience. After a disagreement with the mayor about the reform of school timetables, in 2013, the latter would have launched: “Madam, if you are not happy, you just have to mount your list in the municipal elections.
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Stung to the quick, elle decides, shortly after, to present a list, of which she takes the lead, to compete in the municipal elections of 2014. Her qualification in the second round allows her to meet Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who came to support her in the -two rounds, when the current leader of the Insoumis was still leading his old formation of the Left Front. Failing to be elected mayor, she won, with 18% of the vote, four seats of municipal councillors.
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“She embodies something rare, both politically and personally,” says one of her relatives, referring to the trajectory of “class defector” of the new deputy. A label that the interested party does not like being stuck on.
In 2017, she is a candidate for deputy for the first time against a certain … Manuel Valls, who wins the election with a difference of 139 votes. Convinced that the ballot was marred by numerous irregularities and suspicions of fraud, she lodged an appeal with the Constitutional Council which, if unsuccessful, caused a lot of talk.
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This would also be one of the reasons which would have pushed the former Prime Minister to let go of his parliamentary mandate and to run for the mayor of Barcelona, we want to believe in his entourage. At the time, this electoral confrontation with Manuel Valls had taken on the appearance of a duel between David and Goliath. The former mayor of Évry had indeed received the support of the six mayors of the district, as well as that of the senator and powerful businessman Serge Dassault. In reaction, many intellectuals therefore decided to publicly support the candidature of Farida Amrani.
After the resignation of Manuel Valls in 2018, she ran again in the partial legislative election, but failed against the candidate of the presidential majority.
After two unsuccessful attempts, it was finally driven by the dynamics of the New People’s Ecological and Social Union (Nupes) that she became, in 2022, deputy for the first constituency of Essonne. A territory that Farida Amrani knows well. She has held the positions of municipal councilor of Évry, community councilor of the Grand Paris Sud conurbation, or that of supervisor in an Essonne conurbation community. “She knows the constituency perfectly, which is far from always being the case with newly elected officials,” continues a former employee.
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Farida Amrani is one of these new faces who, despite their local roots for some, have so far remained unknown to the general public. With her comrades, she now embodies the next generation. “With Jean-Luc, we text each other a lot,” she confided to The Obs from 2018 at the time of his second attempt at partial legislation. While it is rumored that La France insoumise is about to turn the Mélenchon page, will this supposed proximity to the great leader of the left allow him to play a leading role?
Unsurprisingly and given her background, the new MP joined the Social Affairs Committee of the National Assembly. She was given her parliamentary scarf by a caregiver who works in a hospital in Essonne. ” My term of office will reflect this first official trip, for the defense of our public services,” she said. right away tweeted.