"Less than we hoped"

Mieke Vogels, the main candidate of the ecologist party Groen! in Antwerp, has conceded that her party's result did not meet her expectations.
Six months ago Groen! started to formulate an alternative to the policies of the outgoing administration. This was the project of a green economy, but Ms Vogels acknowledged that the message had not reached the average Fleming despite support from many quarters.

The ecologist agreed that this alternative may have been presented too late in the day.

Ms Vogels noted that the next government would have to make choices because the money was no longer there. The choices made by an administration under Mr Peeters would be very different than under a coalition with Groen!.