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Multiple “white rabbits” and remarkable comeback: find out here who will become minister in the De Croo government

Who will all become ministers in the De Croo government? The first names are gradually seeping through. From a remarkable comeback of the Socialist Party and political heavyweight Frank Vandenbroucke, to a new role for (ex-) Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès to a white rabbit as Minister of the Interior. Find out who is in the De Croo government here.

We will supplement this article as more ministers are announced. It is not yet clear who will be in the federal government for Groen. The names are already known to other parties, but the powers are not yet known.

Who will all become ministers in the De Croo government? The first names are gradually seeping through. From a remarkable comeback by the Socialist Party and political heavyweight Frank Vandenbroucke, to a new role for (ex-) Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès to a white rabbit as Minister of the Interior. Find out who is in the De Croo government here.

We will supplement this article as more ministers are announced. It is not yet clear who will be in the federal government for Groen. The names are already known to other parties, but the powers are not yet known.

Prime Minister: Alexander De Croo (Open VLD)

It was the first name that was confirmed: Alexander De Croo will be the new prime minister of our country. The 44-year-old De Croo was brought up with politics through father Herman De Croo. Still, he surprised in 2009 by suddenly competing (and winning) in the presidential elections of Open VLD. A year later, he got noticed by pulling the plug on the Leterme II government. A move that was not immediately appreciated, as his party suffered defeat in the next elections. But since then De Croo has been allowed to record a lot of political kilometers: Deputy Prime Minister (in two successive governments), Minister of Pensions and Minister for Development Cooperation. In the latter position he made a name for himself in South Africa, where he advocated gender equality and more rights for women and girls (his hobby horses) and had a full stadium chanting “She is equal”. Now he can call himself prime minister as the icing on the cake. You can find an extensive portrait of Alexander De Croo here.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice: Vincent Van Quickenborne (Open VLD)

Vincent Van Quickenborne (Open VLD) will be the new Minister of Justice. He is also Deputy Prime Minister in the new De Croo government. He is therefore leaving “his” city of Kortrijk, where he has been mayor since 2013 to sit in the new federal government. Van Quickenborne is also a political heavyweight, although he only ended up at Open VLD after all kinds of political detours. He was, for example, State Secretary for Administrative Simplification, Minister of Economy and Pensions and Deputy Prime Minister. He is considered an ally of Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and Party Chairman Egbert Lachaert.

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