22 Sep, 2021

Mouvement Réformateur adopts changes to modernise the party

On 18 September, Belgian ALDE member Mouvement Réformateur (MR) hosted its statutory Congress in Namur, Belgium.

Party leader Georges-Louis Bouchez kicked off the congress with a vote on various changes to the internal rules to modernise his party.

“This modernisation and actualisation of our internal rules is essential to respond to the different challenges of our time,” affirmed Bouchez, who sees these new statutory changes as an important pillar for change during his presidency.

The four main points adopted, which will help the party to democratise, modernise, femininise and internationalise by opening up to other European national parties, include:

  • MR representatives are no longer allowed to accumulate local mandates with the position of member of parliament.
  • A new consulting council will be established with a right of initiative for party’s members on social issues.
  • Every level within the party will have gender parity to have an equal representation of men and women.
  • Non-members are allowed to participate in the elaboration of MR proposals and may integrate as a member if they are affiliated of a party adhering to the ALDE Party or the Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament.

You can re-watch the Congress here and find the pictures on MR’s Facebook page.

Photo credit: MR - Mouvement Réformateur


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