PES welcomes Paul Magnette as new PS President

19/01/2013

The Party of European Socialists (PES) warmly congratulates Paul Magnette on his appointment as new president of the Belgian Socialist Party (PS). On Thursday evening, at a special meeting at the PS headquarters in Brussels, the mayor of Charleroi was unanimously elected as successor to Interim President Thierry Giet.

PES President Sergei Stanishev stated that; “Paul’s election is a key step for the future of Belgian socialism. His remarkable credentials on social and environmental issues and his vision for both his country and Europe make him a most valuable member of our progressive family. I strongly welcome his election and I am confident that, under his leadership, the PS will make even a bigger impact on the progressive heart of Europe”.

Jean-Pascal Labille replaces Magnette as minister for public enterprises, cooperation and cities in the federal government.



Watch Paul Magnette speaking at the PES Convention in 2011:

http://youtu.be/Js7EOfBxOe0