The driver of Mathieu Michel, new Secretary of State for the Digital Agenda and Digital Technology, parked illegally outside the headquarters of his party, the Mouvement Réformateur (MR) for an important party meeting on Monday morning.
MR leaders met to discuss the governance of the party and, more particularly, the fate of their president, Georges-Louis Bouchez. His position is jeopardised after the announcement of appointments to the federal government and a reshuffle in the Walloon government.
Belga video journalist Maarten Weynants tweeted footage of the “brutally parked car” outside the party’s headquarters, adding that “the driver has been missing for an hour already.”
Translation: The police are checking whether the brutally parked car in front of the doors of the MR belong to an intrusive journalist. But no, it simply belongs to the Secretary of State Mathieu Michel and the driver has been missing for an hour already. The driver was eventually found and continued to look for a parking spot, passing the headquarters at least four times according to a follow-up tweet by Weynants.
De politie checkt even of de brutaal geparkeerde auto voor de deuren van de @MR_officiel van een persmuskiet is. Nee hoor, die is gewoon van staatssecretaris @mathieumichel en de chauffeur is al een uurtje zoek ?? pic.twitter.com/BsZfruc60U— Maarten Weynants (@MaartenWeynants) October 5, 2020