ANALYSIS. Open Vld distances itself from Vivaldi, but wants to deliver the prime minister: the image of a power-hungry party that simply wants to be in ‘a’ government

“The reform record of the Vivaldi government is disappointing in many crucial areas, all the more so because it is led by a liberal prime minister,” analyzes political scientist Carl Devos. “There is growing annoyance about this within Open Vld, but their removal of Vivaldi is just another attempt to find an answer to their party’s downward trend.” According to him, even the best helmsmen ashore can no longer advise the party on how to escape from misery.