Federal training: the cdH received for more than three hours by the Bouchez-Coens-Lachaert trio


The cdH was satisfied to have “finally” detailed its priorities in view of the formation of a new federal government, said Tuesday evening the spokesman for the humanist party.

The centrists, however, refused to comment further, suggesting that this meeting did not bode well for the future. The president of the cdH, Maxime Prévot, was received Tuesday afternoon for three and a half hours by the presidents of the three parties forming the current government coalition: Georges-Louis Bouchez (MR), Joachim Coens (CD&V) and Egbert Lachaert (Open Vld).

For the CDH, this was the second meeting with the trio which is trying to set up a so-called “Arizona” coalition, bringing together the parties of the Wilmès government, the N-VA, the CDH and the sp.a.

A plenary meeting between the six parties could not be held on Monday, after the successive refusals of the Flemish socialists and the cdH to go there. The tone rose between the potential partners, except for the Flemish nationalists of the N-VA, who remained silent.

On Tuesday morning, the president of the MR, Georges-Louis Bouchez, said he still hoped to bring the six parties together before the end of the week.

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