(Quebec) Liberal MP André Fortin is convinced that his colleague Marwah Rizqy would make a “good leader”.
“I am convinced that Marwah Rizqy would have a lot of support in the Liberal Party. (…) I am convinced that she would make a good leader,” said Mr. Fortin at a press briefing at the National Assembly on Wednesday morning.
“Marwah is a high-quality MP. Everyone recognizes it,” added André Fortin.
Tuesday, Mme Rizqy said she is “torn” over the leadership of her party, although she wants to prioritize her family above all else.
Mr. Fortin says he understands his tension. “It’s the same one that has inhabited me in recent months and years,” he said. The MP for Pontiac announced this summer that he was relinquishing the leadership for family reasons.
It’s no secret that Marwah Rizqy wants to have a second child. She has already indicated several times that this is her priority. However, it seems that several liberals would like to see Mme Rizqy is launching to succeed Dominique Anglade.
“Mme Rizqy is a quality candidate”
After thinking about it, MP Monsef Derraji and interim leader Marc Tanguay have both already indicated that they are giving up running for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ).
The Liberal MP for Bourassa-Sauvé, Madwa-Nika Cadet, hopes to see several candidates on the starting line. “People are telling us they want a leadership race. So, it will be extremely important that in the Liberal Party, we have several quality candidates who decide to run. Obviously, Mme Rizqy is a quality candidate,” says the woman who is also co-chair of the committee on the revival of the Liberal Party of Quebec.
Currently, there are no candidates who have officially launched. The MP for Marguerite-Bourgeoys, Frédéric Beauchemin, and the federal Liberal MP Joël Lightbound are considering this.
Questioned on the subject, the parliamentary leader of Québec solidaire, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, did not want to comment on the speculation on the potential candidacy of Ms.me Rizqy. “Marwah shows a good example of reconciling family life and political life,” he simply replied.