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About Paul Magnette

Paul Magnette is a Belgian politician, Chairman of the PS and former political science professor at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). He is the current Minister-President of the French-speaking region of Wallonia and the current mayor of Charleroi.

Articles by Paul Magnette

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

A huge victory for Belgium's CETA opponents: Paul Magnette's speech

A patched deal allows CETA to pass to the next stage. But Belgium gained important concessions. We translate the historic parliamentary speech by the Minister-president of Wallonia in Namur on October 14, 2016.

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