“I’m not looking for a job, I’m not looking for a job, otherwise I would have been in another party,” he said during the RTBF program Jeudi en Prime, two days before the congress in during which Les Engagés must approve their manifesto in Liège.
Mr. Verougstraete explained that his heart leans in favor of the centrist party, although he has been approached by others.
In 1988, at the age of 18, he was elected municipal councilor in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, on a list of the PSC (the ancestor of the Committed).
A lawyer by training and named manager of the year 2019 for his management of Medi-Market, Mr. Verougstraete, 46, said he was ready to take the bull by the horns and defend his values, while admitting that politics is “A harsh, scary world? “. “I am lucky to be independent from politics,” he added.
In the weekly “Télé Moustique”, he affirms, in an interview published Thursday evening: “there are good people everywhere like Thomas Dermine at the PS or Alexia Bertrand at the MR. But we have to remake society. The position of Les Engagés is to seek the best solution for everyone and not to address only a part of the population”.