Education minister “is my dream job,” says Groen party leader
Groen member of the Flemish parliament Elisabeth Meuleman expressed her desire to be Flanders’ next education minister in an interview with De Zondag
Elisabeth Meuleman is ready for new government
Meuleman admitted that the greens would have to grow in size in comparison to the previous two elections, where they received just six to seven percent of the vote. But she hoped that would happen and she could run the education department.
“I can see so many things that could be better,” she said, “such as support for teachers, reform of secondary education and fleshing out the idea of a ‘broad school’. So, yes, that would be my dream job.”
She emphasised that her party was ready for a new government. “We have energy and ambition, in contrast to other parties.”
Meuleman ended with a gentle dig at Smet, who made a surprise announcement last November that he intended to leave politics in 2018, move to Brazil and open a B&B. “No one in our party is sitting around daydreaming about opening a bed and breakfast in Brazil,” she said.
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