This image with the Magnette and The Weaver, we get the next campaign not to see, not in a one on one debate.
The French socialists refuse during the election campaign directly in a debate with the N-VA. That tells you The Time.
Paul Magnette, the leader of the PS in the European elections and the campaign manager of the party, had committed to at the beginning of april for De tijd and L’echo to engage in debate with N-VA-president Bart De Wever. The biggest party on the Flemish side and the largest on the French-speaking side would cross swords, just like in 2014.
There was also a duel on the agenda between De Wever and Elio Di Rupo for VTM and RTL. That is neither by. Even a debate between Magnette and Francken was deleted.
That is a change of course, because Magnette stated earlier in the French media that his party was prepared to the confrontation with the N-VA. But now it says Magnette: ‘We have no desire to debate with the N-VA and so the focus of the campaign to focus on the community, while the challenges are completely different. We want to talk about the social model and the climate.’
Bart De Wever speaks of ‘a sign of weakness’.
When Bart De Wever a few weeks ago announced in full for the minister-presidency, justified their decision by the spectre of the PS menu. On his new year’s reception had PS chairman Di Rupo, after all, the reconquista, the reconquest, announced. Exactly to the PS to keep, had all the N-VA-toppers, and thus also the mayor, in the arena.