The King accepted the resignation of Koen Geens this Friday evening.
Thehe royal representative Koen Geens (CD&V) presented the King with his final report on Friday evening. He asked to be relieved of his assignment. The sovereign has accepted and will begin consultations on Monday to determine the next steps, announced the Palace shortly before 19 hours.
During a press conference held this Friday evening, Koens Geens thanked the King for the confidence he enjoyed during his mission. He felt that he had managed to obtain the maximum possible results after his two weeks of mission. He said he made a note putting security, justice, climate and mobility at the center.
Koen Geens then said: “I thought I had the confidence of the two big parties to form a coalition with the MR – CD&V axis. When I saw that this confidence was no longer there, it was no longer possible. The statements (of the PS) made it impossible to continue the discussions. “
Yet for Koens Geens; “The best thing would have been to go in a formula bringing together the PS and the N-VA”, but “The PS does not want N-VA”.
The “disenchantment” of Paul Magnette
The president of the socialist party Paul Magnette reminded Friday evening of his disenchantment with a coalition bringing together PS and N-VA at the federal level. “We’re starting to get really tired of this situation. Meetings with the N-VA don’t work. I’m tired of it, “he said. In response, the president of the Flemish nationalists Bart De Wever denounced a “diktat” of the socialists.
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Koen Geens, charged on January 31 with the mission of “taking the necessary initiatives allowing the establishment of a government of full exercise”, succeeded in this exercise to the duo of informers Joachim Coens (CD&V) – Georges-Louis Plug (MR). He would normally report to the King next Monday.