N-VA chairman Bart De Wever finds PS colleague Magnette ‘unsuitable to become prime minister’

N-VA chairman Bart De Wever finds PS colleague Magnette ‘unsuitable to become prime minister’
N-VA chairman Bart De Wever finds PS colleague Magnette ‘unsuitable to become prime minister’
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“Magnette is unsuitable to become prime minister,” De Wever says plainly in the interview. If N-VA were to succeed in forming a coalition with the PS after the June 9 elections, De Wever says he does not intend to leave the 16 to the French-speaking socialist.

“You cannot trust him because of his impulsiveness and the way he allows himself to be pushed around by the PVDA,” he said. “He will never be able to transcend his party. So it will be up to me, as leader of – hopefully – the largest faction.”

De Wever says he no longer sees a repeat of the Swedish coalition after the 2014 elections. Then Charles Michel of the French-speaking liberals was given the premiership in exchange for a coalition in which the MR was the only French-speaking party. However, De Wever calls that “not the best experience” and says that in the next government he wants to be able to “determine the government’s own agenda.”

De Wever would like to put this agenda on the table as soon as possible after the elections, in the form of a transitional cabinet while a state reform is being drawn up. “We need De Croo and his twenty ministers as soon as possible kick out and start with a transitional cabinet that will put the budget in order. That will be a clash between those who want new income and those who want to save. Will that be fun? No, but we’ll figure it out. And in this way you retain the motivation to design the new Belgium behind the scenes and offer people hope again.”

You can find the full interview with Bart De Wever here Humo read.

The article is in Dutch

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