François De Smet re-elected as president of Défi party

François De Smet re-elected as president of Défi party

The outgoing president of French-speaking Brussels regionalist party Défi, François De Smet, was re-elected on Sunday by Défi members. 59% of members voted in favour of De Smet, against 41% for candidate Michaël Vossaert, Brussels deputy and group leader in the Parliament of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

Pascal Goergen, alderman in Grez-Doiceau and outgoing president of the Wallon permanent committee of the party, renounced his candidacy before the election.

For the post of secretary general of the party, Pascal Freson, alderman in Evere and current treasurer of the Brussels permanent committee, was elected on Sunday with 88% of the vote.

Fabian Maingain, current Alderman for Economic Affairs of the City of Brussels, won the post of President of the Brussels Standing Committee, with 81,7% of the vote, succeeding Michaël Vossaert.

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Maxime Timmerman, municipal councillor in Beersel, is the new president of the permanent council for the periphery. He received 89.6% of the vote.

Finally, for the position of president of the permanent committee of Wallonia, the result was very close. Daniel Soudant, municipal councillor in Châtelet has inherited the mandate for four years, supported by 51% of votes.

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