Federal negotiations: “We will break them in opposition, it will not be difficult”, says De Wever

The president of the N-VA also explains that the liberals will have to crawl in the face of demands from other parties.

Lhe president of the N-VA, Bart De Wever, expects the parties of the potential Vivaldi to continue their attempt to form a government. “I think they will continue. The blue friends will have to get on their knees, ”Bart De Wever said in“ Gert Late Night ”on Vier. “We will destroy them in opposition. It won’t be difficult, ”said De Wever.

On Monday morning, conversations between the parties of the potential Vivaldi coalition (Socialists, Liberals, Greens and Flemish Christian Democrats) seemed to die out, and preformers Egbert Lachaert and Conner Rousseau were ready to throw in the towel. But King Philippe refused their resignation in the early evening and the preformers are expected to deliver their final report to the palace on Wednesday.

Bart De Wever expects the attempt to form a government to be extended. “The blue friends will have to get on their knees, open their mouths and swallow whatever it takes,” he suggested.

For his part, the N-VA deputy Theo Francken invites “everyone to think carefully, certainly also the CD&V”. “Let’s go back to this historic agreement and put it in place. It would be better for the country than what is looming ”.

The Flemish nationalist repeats that the country needs an agreement between the PS and the N-VA. “An agreement between the PS, the largest party and dominant force in Wallonia, and the N-VA, the largest party and dominant force in Flanders, moreover. If this agreement does not happen now, then it will be in 2024 or 2028. This agreement must come to put this country back on track and give it a new direction ”.

Regarding the president of the MR, Georges-Louis Bouchez, who aroused the almost general discontent of the other parties, Mr. Francken believes that he is very motivated and has a long-term vision, but also that he is a troublemaker and that he can be “Trumpian” in his approach to things.


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