16 September 2019
Rajae Maouane and Jean-Marc Nollet were elected this weekend with 92% of the vote as the new co-presidents of the francophone Belgium Green party Ecolo.
Commenting after the result, they said:
“It is crucial that we offer citizens a concrete, strong and positive plan of action to combat the immense social and environmental challenges facing us. We must take on the forces that seek to divide us and work together to heal society by offering a realistic and desirable future on a sustainable planet. We are thankful for the trust that people have placed in us as a governing force in Wallonia and the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and will do everything we can to put Green values at the heart of government by accelerating a just Green transition.”
The co-chairs of the European Green Party Reinhard Bütikofer and Monica Frassoni said:
“We congratulate the new co-presidents Rajae Maouane and Jean-Marc Nollet who received near unanimous support to lead the party as a competent, fast-growing and pro-European Green force at the heart of government. Their agenda will put Belgium on track to meeting climate objectives as outlined in the Paris agreement and serve as another example of a growing contingent of Green leadership in Europe."
More info: Belgium’s francophone Green party Ecolo entered into coalition government with the Socialist Party (PS) and the liberal Reformist Movement (MR) in Wallonia and the Wallonia-Brussels Federation on Friday last week following months of negotiations.
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