“That’s it. I can’t. I can’t run for leadership,” the liberal said on Friday, repeating that she wanted to dedicate herself to her family project of welcoming a second child. Last week, the Saint-Laurent deputy said being “torn” by her party leadership, prompting a new chorus of praise in her favor.
Her colleague André Fortin had stated in particular that she would be “a good boss” and that Mme Rizqy would find “a lot of support” within the liberal group if he decided to take the step.
“I already explained it to you, my game, I love it. I am very aware of the situation, but I am still going to have my second baby, and then I said it clearly: I don’t see myself walking around Quebec with my baby, the stroller, and going around Quebec to seek my support. “He said before going to an interrogation by the Minister of Education in the National Assembly.
There isn’t a day when I’m not devastated. There isn’t a day that I don’t receive messages, so I’m sure they reach me. (…) I have to remind myself of the order. I’m good at that, at calling myself to order.
Marwah Rizqy, Liberal MP for Saint-Laurent
It is known that mme Rizqy, who is married to Liberal MP Greg Kelley, had her first child last year and the couple are looking to expand their family.
An “extravagant” next chef
In a word M.me Rizqy summarized what he expects from the future liberal leader. “Extravagant,” he said. “Honestly, we have a great group. No one has officially announced themselves. It is true that I like extravagant people,” he illustrated.
At the moment, only MP Fred Beauchemin, who entered politics in 2022, continues to show interest in participating in the race. The latter “may be extravagant in his own way,” M politely replied.me Rizqy, not wanting to venture further. “What I want is a career,” she added to provoke “debates.” He wants to avoid the scenario of a coronation like the one in 2020.
Deputies André Fortin and Monsef Derraji have announced that they will not be candidates to succeed Dominique Anglade. Interim leader Marc Tanguay recently did the same. The rules of the leadership race will be revealed during the PLQ general council, which will take place in October in Drummondville.