The name of the future mayor of Saint-Gilles proposed to succeed Charles Picqué in the mayorate of the town has been known since Tuesday evening: Jean Spinette, currently alderman for Education, Finance and Prevention. He was appointed by 58% of the voters of the General Assembly of the PS militants of the commune.
There will therefore be no second round.
There were three candidates. Jean Spinette won in front of Cathy Marcus, alderman, among others of Social Affairs, Housing, Land Management, Sport, and Personnel, credited with 30% of the votes; and the president of the CPAS, Myriem Amrani, who received 10% of the vote.
Aged 73, Charles Picqué will give up his seat as mayor in the course of next year, at a date to be determined.
After studying political science and joining the Cercle du Libre Examen at the ULB, Jean Spinette worked from 1999 to 2006 alongside Charles Picqué, first as manager of the development program in the neighborhoods, then as director of the Municipality’s Culture Department.
He was the president of the CPAS of Saint-Gilles from 2007 to 2018 and president of the Federation of the CPAS of Brussels from 2013 to 2018.
Mr. Spinette is currently alderman of Education, Finance and Prevention.