Geneva political party faces legal action from France
A Geneva political party is being threatened with legal action from the French governing party for using the phrase ‘En Marche’.
The politician Eric Stauffer launched a new right wing party called ‘Genève en Marche’. The party wants to limit EU and frontalier workers in the canton.
But the French party which took power in the last presidential election under the name ‘La Republique en marche’ says the Geneva party is not linked with them, does not share its values and could cause confusion.
Lawyers in France have sent a ‘cease and desist’ letter to the Geneva party.
But the threat maybe unnecessary. It’s not likely the party will reach the 7% threshold needed to enter the Geneva parliament in elections in mid-April.