This time, we’re almost there. Are we finally going to have this government that we have been waiting for nearly 470 days?
I am an optimist by nature. I have always said that there was a solution at the end of the road, I was never one of those who spoke of elections. We passed an important stage, but it’s like in Formula 1, until we cross the finish line, the race is not over. There, we are perhaps at the 20th of the 70 laps… What remains to be done is not necessarily simpler than what has been done. I appeal to everyone’s prudence and a sense of responsibility.
You can accept De Croo as Prime Minister, but no question of seeing Paul Magnette there?
It is not a personal rivalry. I do not judge the person and I respect the president of a big party who is a partner. But the candidacy of Paul Magnette surprises me. Was he already thinking about it a year and a half ago? The MR has always supported Wilmès and there, at the time of making an agreement, Magnette comes out of the woods. I find the method peculiar and I must say that I sometimes have trouble understanding it: in 2018, he promises the Carolos that if he becomes mayor of Charleroi he will stay in Charleroi. He becomes one… But the following year, he runs for the European elections not to sit. Then, he becomes president of the PS and there, he would like to be Prime Minister. I find the particular method, I will say it again.
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