Greens and socialists join forces in Antwerp

After days of speculation the greens and socialist parties in Antwerp have confirmed that they will be joining forces on a centre-left electoral list at next year’s local elections. The list will comprise candidates from both parties as well as some independents. The list is to be called "Samen" (together).

The first candidate on the list will be the former Green Party Chairman Wouter Van Besien (photo, above) the former Antwerp Police Commissioner Jinih Beels will stand as an independent in second place while the Chair of the Flemish socialist party in Antwerp Tom Meeuws will be third up on the list for next October’s local elections.

The members of both parties will be able to give their view about the red-green list at meetings to be held on Sunday.

Top stories