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N-VA Party Congress approves VVV agreement
This evening, the N-VA party congress, the highest party body, approved by an overwhelming majority the participation in the Flemish Government and the Flemish governmental agreement. The party council then appointed Geert Bourgeois as Minister-President. Liesbeth Homans, Ben Weyts and Philippe Muyters were also nominated as ministers by the party council. Jan Peumans was nominated as Speaker of the Flemish Parliament.
The VVV agreement was extensively debated by members of the N-VA. The congress is well aware of the difficult budgetary times facing Flanders and of the fact that efforts will be required. Thanks to these efforts, there will however be room once again in a few years’ time to invest in the economy and care, as prosperity and welfare are the top priorities of this Flemish Government.
The N-VA party congress is firmly convinced that the Flemish governmental agreement represents a real change. A small, decisive government with fewer governmental expenses, fewer regulations and taxes and more room for investments: according to the N-VA congress, this is the formula that will enable Flanders to move forward. And this is also the summary of the governmental agreement.
After the congress approved the governmental agreement and participation in government, the party council also appointed the N-VA ministers in the new Flemish Government:
Geert Bourgeois: Minister-President of the Flemish Government and Flemish Minister of General Policy, Foreign Policy and Immovable Heritage
Liesbeth Homans: Vice-Minister-President and Flemish Minister for Local and Provincial Government, Urban Policy, Administrative Affairs,, Housing, Social Economy, Poverty and Equal Opportunities
Philippe Muyters: Flemish Minister of Economy, Innovation, Government Instruments, Work and Sports
Ben Weyts: Flemish Minister of Mobility and Public Works, Flemish Periphery, Tourism and Animal Welfare