Who will replace Jean-Luc Crucke at the Constitutional Court? This is the question that has been agitating the political landerneau since the Walloon deputy announced to La Libre that he no longer wanted to become a judge but wanted to stay in the arena.
Several names of the MR were immediately mentioned to replace him, including that of Marie-Christine Marghem. Contacted, she confirms that she does not wish to take this position because she does not intend to say goodbye to politics anytime soon.
“I’ve said no in the past and I’m not going to change my mind. I’m not a weather vane” replies the federal deputy, laughing. “I have to respect the trust placed in me by the voters in the Hainaut constituency by completing my federal mandate before standing again. I am also president of the MCC [le Mouvement des citoyens pour le changement,une composante du Mouvement réformateur, Ndlr] and municipal councilor in Tournai. I am engaged in a series of obligations and I intend to follow through on my commitment.”
More likely is the appointment of Philippe Goffin (55). The federal MP has a solid CV and can boast of having several years of political experience behind him. He was in particular Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense, replacing Didier Reynders, in the federal government in current affairs of Sophie Wilmès in 2019.