Georges-Louis Bouchez, president of the francophone liberal party (MR), publicly apologised on Twitter after having been heavily criticised for his allocation of ministerial posts.
For example, Mathieu Michel, the younger brother of Council President Charles Michel, became State Secretary for Digital Agenda instead of Denis Ducarme. Bouchez tried to place Ducarme in the Walloon government to make way for Michel, but this was not possible due to a rule on male-female ratios in the government.
“The last few days have been very difficult for the MR. Those difficulties were the result of decisions that I took on the division of responsibilities,” Bouchez said in a video message on Twitter. “I would like to apologise today to our elected representatives, our members and our sympathisers.”
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