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Belgium gets first female PM as Sophie Wilmès takes office

Belgium gets first female PM as Sophie Wilmès takes office



Caretaker leader replaces Charles Michel, who will be European council presidentBelgium’s first female prime minister in its 189-year history has taken office, after Sophie Wilmès was named as the head of the country’s next caretaker government.Wilmès succeeds the liberal leader Charles Michel, who will become president of the European council from 1 December. Her new job was described as a poisoned chalice, as linguistically divided parties struggle to form a government. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/28/belgium-first-female-pm-sophie-wilmes

Author : Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

Publish date : 2019-10-28 11:04:19

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