27 Feb, 2024

MR announce EU lead candidate

On 24 February, ALDE Party member Mouvement Réformateur in Belgium announced Sophie Wilmès will be their lead candidate for the European elections in June.

Wilmès served as Belgium’s Prime Minister from 2019 to 2020 and Foreign Minister between 2020 and 2022, becoming the first woman to hold both positions.

“Europe shapes our lives. Given the crucial questions that arise, I want to help ensure that we take the right direction: that of a better future. This is my commitment as head of the list,” said Wilmès.

MR leader Georges-Louis Bouchez made the announcement following a party Assembly, also confirming other lead candidates for the federal and regional elections to be held on 9 June.

Valérie Glatigny, Wallonia’s former higher education minister currently working within Renew Europe in the European Parliament, will be the party’s lead candidate for the federal elections.

“I’m honoured to lead MR’s federal list in view of the elections on 9 June. Our campaign will be that of a team that listens to citizens, respectful of our opponents, keen to find concrete solutions,” she said.

Glatigny is followed in second place by Pierre Jadoul, former rector of the University of Saint-Louis in Brussels.

Meanwhile, David Leisterh will be MR’s lead candidate for the regional elections in the Brussels constituency.

Belgium will hold the European elections on 9 June, as citizens will head to the polls to elect 22 MEPs.

Photo: MR

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