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    Steven Vandeput does not want a second Defence mandate

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    Steven Vandeput will not be Defence Minister in the next cabinet, he said in an interview with Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday.
    He claims this has nothing to do with the F-16 affair. “There are departments where mandates can be extended, but I need a change,” he said.

    As Defence Minister, “one has numerous functions with great visibility. If you do it for too long, there is a risk you start thinking it’s reality.”

    Sarah Johansson 
    The Brussels Times