People or ideologist: the real struggle for presidency …


In the one corner: Bart Tommelein, folk person and consensus figure. In the other corner: Egbert Lachaert, esteemed MEP and rather right-liberal. Els Ampe floats in between, but the real battle for the presidency at Open VLD takes place between the first two camps. And it promises to be very exciting.
The entire party top endorsed Gwendolyn Rutten in the 2012 Open VLD chairmanship election. Yet, then-out outsider Egbert Lachaert won no less than forty percent of the votes. To just …


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